How do you send PMs?

I am using the webbased version of CC and cannot seem to send PMs, either from envelope function or from recepient profile. Help please.

You need 15 points before you can PM

You need to post 15 substantive replies before you can send a PM.

Thanks much. Doess CC have an Android or Apple app?


Since this seems to be an FAQ among new users, should the PM part of the web site preemptively state the answer to this question for new users?