Messages are used for private messaging, they can be used for job applications and private messages between users who are not Friends, Roblox Automatically sends messages on Moderation, Activity and News, Players can't delete messages but can archive them.
Requirements to Message
Your account must be 13+, Your privacy settings must be set on "Who can message me?" to everyone and your account must be older then a day.
Inbox and Sent
The Inbox holds any PMs (Personal Message) that aren't archived.
The Inbox shows PMs, when they were sent, who they were sent by, and the subject. The subject is not mandatory, and if there is no subject, it will simply say [none] as the subject. This can be annoying to people if they don't know what their message is about. You can also easily select all your mail by clicking on the box in the grey bar at the top of the inbox.
The Sent tab does the opposite of the Inbox and instead shows you the PMs you have sent.
The Archive holds any PMs you have archived.
The Archive holds PMs you don't want in your way when you are looking in the Inbox; they can also be kept for safekeeping. It's basically like archiving in emails.
The News (formerly Notifications) is a tab in the messages for community activity and more.
They used to commonly be surveys for 1,000 Robux if you participate, events, and many more important messages, But now of days its mainly just News and community activity.
Common types of messages
After you play a typical popular game, You might get a PM from a scammer and it will say:
When you are sent a trade, ROBLOX will personally send you a bot message indicating that you were a sent a trade and to review it. This is the same for when you complete, decline, or are countered a trade by another user.
Builders Club alert
After an unsuccessful renewal of Builders Club or an expiration has overgone its date than ROBLOX will send you a bot message informing you of your account no longer holding a membership.
Once another user has accepted your request to become their friend on Roblox, you will be sent a bot message by ROBLOX notifying you that the user accepted the request sufficiently.
- In the past, if you went to the Sent tab and clicked on a message, it would have said [USERNAME] wrote even though it's actually [YOUR USERNAME] that wrote it.
- People were able to send messages to themselves by clicking "(View Public Profile)" at your Profile and clicking "Send Message". This was later removed, and now the buttons are gone completely when viewing your own profile.
- Because of an update, you can no longer delete messages from users; now you can only send them to your archive.
- Players frequently complain about spam bots, which is still happening today. Spam bots spam people's inbox with messages like "I think you will like this, it really works!" and then they link to a keylogger, malware, adware, etc.