Thanks Mr G.
So, in other words, if the person I am trying to reach does not visit this site, then he will not be aware of messages for him... am I getting it right finally?
If THAT is the case... is there any protocol in place for someone to have their message forwarded to the other person? Say, by one of the administrators of the forum -- since members leave their email addresses as part of the registration process. Sorry, but I am just trying to explore all the options here...
Thanks again to all for your kindness.