Once logging in to the EMB, you will see a list of
messages posted to you. Other than reading
the content of the messages, you can also do many other things
such as seeing how many
people have read a message or who has or has not read your
A list of things that can be done are given below:
1. Read the content of a message and
respond to the message if necessary
2. Find out people who have already read
your message and their responses to the message
3. Find out people who have not read
4. Select what messages to be displayed,
such as all messages or unread messages etc ...
5. Sort messages by "posting date", "poster"
or "recipient group"
6. Email to people who have not read your message
7. Update or delete messages you have
8. Response to the message
9. Reply to the message ( different from the response
A snap shot of the view message screen is shown below:
Headings of the message list Column 1 (U): To indicate whether the message has
been updated and how many times.
Column 2 ( Post Date): This shows when
the messgae was posted. It can be clicked to sort the
dates in descending
Column 3 (From): This shows who sent
the message. It can be clicked to sort the senders.
Column 4 (Message Heading): This is
the heading of the message. Click the heading of the
message to view
Column 5 (Attention): The group to
receive the message. Different colours indicate natures
of the message:
Green: For information
Purple: Need response
6 (Viewers): Numbers under this heading show how many people have
If it appears as a hyperlink, then clicking on it
will allow you to see who
the message and also their
responses. A list of people who have not
message can also be displayed.
Column 7 (U): A button means
it is your message. You can click it to update or delete the message.
Display the required messages
The hyperlinks on top
of the message list (
All |Unread | Updated| My Message| )
allow you to select
a subset of the messages you want to view: All All messages Unread Messages which you have not read Updated
Messages which have been updated by poster My Message Messages posted by you
Sort the message list
Messages can be sorted by "posting date",
"poster's userid" and "group name" the
message is attention to. To do this, simply click the buttons ,
the message list heading respectively.
Find out people who have read
the message and their responses if any
For each message there is a number in the "Viewers" column showing how
people have already read that message, if that number is an hyperlink
( blue color
number eg. 32 ) than you can click
that number to find out those people who have
read the message; it also displayed when the people have read the message,
responses to the message.
Find out people who have not
read the message
In the screen which shows the list of people who have not read the message,
an hyperlink not read list at the top
of the screen, click that and a list of people who
have not read that message will be displayed.
Email to people who have not
read your message
To do that, click the not read list
to view a list of people who have not read your
message, at the bottom of the listing there is a button for you to send
email to those people.
Update or delete your own message
You are able to update or delete message you have posted,
last column of the message and the message content will be displayed;
you can then
update or delete your message.
Response to the message Some messages require you to respond to it, depending
on the instruction given
in the message you may either click on options A, B, C, D or E. Further
you may enter brief remarks in the text box below the message. After
respond, click button and your respond will be recorded.
Your response: A B C D E
Reply to the message
For messages which do not require you to respond, there is a button at
the bottom of the message and when click on it and the following screen
Reply To Sender Only: Yes No Include Original Message: Yes No
What you have to do is to enter your reply and choose your required
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