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chloebell Mar 23, 2013 12:28 PM

How do you do it? Must they post their email in their profile? Thanks in advance for an answer.

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  1. Servorg RE: chloebell Mar 23, 2013 12:38 PM

    Yes, they need to post an email address, (usually on their profile page) for you to be able to email them privately.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/852853

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      coll RE: Servorg Mar 23, 2013 12:39 PM

      And it's often encrypted so as not to get spammed, so you might have to figure it out a bit.

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        Servorg RE: coll Mar 23, 2013 12:41 PM

        "And it's often encrypted..."

        Although one usually does not have to get the NSA involved to "decrypt" the oftentimes spelled out address. ;-D>

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          chloebell RE: Servorg Mar 23, 2013 12:43 PM

          He doesn't have email listed on his profile. :( I'm just curious to know where he's from. He posts like he's from the South, I am too.....curiosity is all it is. Thanks all!

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            greygarious RE: chloebell Mar 23, 2013 04:53 PM

            It would be helpful if CH required that profiles include a general location, like Italy or Pacific Northwest. SO many times answers to OP problems are not pertinent because of where the OP lives. No sense in recommending s/he buy, say, a particular Trader Joe's product when s/he lives in Trieste.

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              Veggo RE: chloebell Mar 23, 2013 05:51 PM

              You don't even have a profile. Do you expect elves from outer space to connect you?

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              coll RE: Servorg Mar 23, 2013 12:44 PM

              LOL When I first joined Chowhound, I was advised by other members how to post my email; everyone seems to get through, luckily. If anyone hasn't just let me know!

        2. Veggo RE: chloebell Mar 23, 2013 05:43 PM

          If the person you would like to contact has not included an e-mail address in their profile, CH allows you to respond on the thread to the poster to please e-mail you at your profile address. The ones worth knowing, will.
          Your case is hopeless because you haven't posted a profile.

          1. Bacardi1 RE: chloebell Mar 23, 2013 06:10 PM

            So in other words, CH doesn't have a PM (aka "Private Message") capacity?

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              linguafood RE: Bacardi1 Mar 23, 2013 06:12 PM

              Nope.

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                Bacardi1 RE: linguafood Mar 23, 2013 06:18 PM

                Thanks. But sad. Maybe they need to be brought out of the dark ages. Especially since food websites with far less advertising have that feature.

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                  Veggo RE: Bacardi1 Mar 23, 2013 06:26 PM

                  The idea is to share information with others here, not to establish personal contacts, although many do. You have not included an address. Gotta give a little to get a little. I interact with several dozen CH'ers off-board. Some not frequently, others daily.

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