First select the Components menu option in Joomla 2.5 back-end.
Then down to Message and across to New Private Message. Select a Recipient by clicking the Select User button.
Let’s select the Demo Admin user as our recipient.
Now select the Subject field and enter a subject for this message.
Select the text area in the Message field and enter a message.
Next click the Send button. Let’s read the existing message in our lnbox.
Click on the Subject link to open the message. We can reply to this message by clicking the Reply button.
Click in the text area of the Message field and enter your reply. Select the Send button to send your reply.
Now let’s delete the message we just replied to. Select the message by clicking its checkbox.
Now select the Trash button to move this message to the trash.
Next let’s look at some of the settings for Private Messages. Select the My Settings button.
Here we can make a few changes in the settings for our message box.
For instance, Email New Messages will send an email notification to you when you receive a new private message.
Since we made no changes let’s just close this window. You now know how to use Private Messaging in Joomla 2.5