Your experience with messages will be different depending on the type of membership you have signed up for.
Free Membership – You will be able to message members about their listings and they will be able to message you back.
Paid Membership – You will have the same message features as the free membership PLUS the ability to message all members of the community.
Email: You will receive an email each time a member messages you. If you don’t want to receive an email everytime a member messages you, you can change it in your profile settings: Home/My Profile/Settings/Email
Alerts: You will receive an alert notification of a message when you are logged in. You will also see a number on your messages tab in your profile.