The ability for interested users to contact sellers about their listed items is obviously extremely important. With that ability also comes the chance to receive a lot of spam. Therefore, we made a change today throughout all sites in the network that will significantly reduce the amount of email spam that sellers receive.
We officially retired / removed the “Contact Advertiser” button (and form) that previously allowed users to fill out and submit email messages directly through the website. This was removed because the feature was mostly being abused by spammers to send mass amounts of fake emails to sellers.
When listing an ad, you must always enter in your preferred contact details (email, phone, etc.). Therefore, interested users can still easily contact sellers by simply reaching out via whatever contact method the seller entered when listing an item (phone / email / etc).
We strive to make the platform better every day!