I agree it is frustrating that the PM facility is not yet sorted. We have raised this many times on behalf of our members and we hope to have news soon as to when this will be available. There are times when it would be so useful to be able to PM folk.
You will notice we have removed the personal details from the post you mentioned. We are awaiting guidance.
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