GeekMail is used to send messages between users. It can also be set up to notify you of new content of your choice.
To send someone an e-mail: click on the envelope icon below their username. This will open a new mail window, and automatically insert their username in the To box. Type a subject and message, and click Send.
To send the same message to multiple recipients: type each username in the To box, separated by a comma and an optional space. Like this:
Name1, Name2, Name3, etc. or Name1,Name2,Name3,etc.
Then type the subject and message, and click Send.
You can also have all of your GeekMail forwarded to your external email address by going to your Mailbox, then clicking Settings to select this option.
There is no way to see whether a user has opened or read a geekmail you sent them.
You might receive geekmail for various reasons:
- Another user sends you a geekmail directly
- You have selected to be notified about specific games (set these on the game's page)
- Notify Me of Content
- Notify Me of Sales
- Notify Me of Auctions
- Notify Me of Sales In My Wantlist (My Geek | Profile | Boardgame Preferences)
- Special announcements from Aldie, e.g. receiving a microbadge for contest participation
Spamming (sending unsolicited mass commercial geekmails to users) is against site policy. If you receive spam geekmail you can forward it to an admin (e.g. Octavian) to deal with.