In response to the recent development of spammers sending offensive PM's to our Members on the forum, the staff have looked in to the various options of how to prevent this from happening again.
The best solution we have been able to find, which has the smallest effect on our genuine Members, is to block PM access from the New Members group. The majority of our Members, who have made more than 2 posts on the forum will not be affected by this change in any way.
For the small group of New Members who have not yet reached a post count of 2, they can either take the plunge and make a couple of posts on the forum (don't be shy - most of us don't bite), which will automatically reactivate their access to the PM system, or if they wish to contact Admin directly, they can email us via our individual email found in our profiles, or by using the address below
tpl.admin (at) ntlworld.com