If you want to use private messaging or view private messages sent to you then you need to contact Vectric support & ask them to activate private messaging on your forum account
Thanks for the suggestion, Martin, but when we contacted Vectric support they said that because my account on the vectric forum uses a different name than the software is registered to (the software is registered in my Dad's name, but when I created a forum account for us, I used llwood for Locust Lane Woodworking and I used a different email address), I will never be able to receive private messages. They write "As your account does not have any software registered to it, I would not be able to promote your forum account to a User of our software."
This is total bullshit as far as I'm concerned. I could have very easily used that name and email address when I created the forum account, but now (5 years later) I don't want to start over. It's not worth it to remove the limitation on the forum account. Perhaps someday Vectric will realize that people use different email addresses for different things.
Incredulous but still respectful,