Adding the messaging functionality to the live site

You can find the Messages application functionality also on the live site. This is because the respective page contains Messages application web parts stored in the Messages web part category.

My messages

The My messages web part is an all-in-one messaging web part. It provides exactly the same functionality as the user interface in the Messages application. This web part encapsulates the rest of the messaging web parts in one web part. You can choose which of the components will be included in the My messages web part using its Display inbox, Display outbox, Display contact list and Display ignore list properties.

Other messaging web parts

If you need to add just a particular part of the messaging functionality, you can use one of the other messaging web parts:

  • Contact list - allows users to add other users into their contact list or remove them from the list.
  • Ignore list - allows users to define which users they don’t want to receive any messages from.
  • Inbox - shows a list of received messages and allows replying to them and deleting them.
  • Messaging info panel - displays links to inbox, outbox, etc.
  • Outbox - shows a list of sent messages and allows deleting them.
  • Send message - allows users to send messages.

These web parts can be used separately on any page of the website, providing the same functionality as when the My messages web part is used.