When you get a new PM, you get a pop-up notification if you visit this site. I have a pop-up blocker, but my browser informs me whenever it blocks a pop-up, so I know when I get a PM.
I'm using Safari and neither of the above scenarios are true for me. I've also tried using Explorer, and yes, I was getting PMs. There are just no notifications for me at all.
I'm sorry to revive this old thread, but I want to push this idea of making a number next to the Private Messages title or possibly make it glow red.
The reason I bring this up is because I received a PM from someone way back in early December and I didn't check my PMs until recently. I understand this was obviously my own fault, but I feel bad that I wasn't able to respond in time to help him out. I just think if there was some sort of better notification it would help prevent this from happening to anyone else... until then,I'll be checking my PMs regularly