Every community member has a private inbox with which they can manage one-on-one communications (private messages) with other members in the community. This inbox is located on each community member's personal My Community page.
Each community member's personal inbox allows one to view and manage all communication with other community members, while not requiring that any member explicitly share their email addresses (though many may do so after making contact with one another.)
When a community member receives a new message, an alert similar to the following will appear at the top of the community Home page after they login:
This link will take the community member directly to their message inbox.