If you have signed in to POF lately using your POF login you might have noticed they changes the color of their website a bit. Instead of the aqua colored blue they once had it is now a dark blue. The overall layout of the dating site still remains the same.
Another thing that has changed is upgraded members thumbnails now show up a tiny bit larger in your email. So when an upgraded member emails you, their email will stand out a little. Not sure if this is another “perk” they are adding to try to get people to pay for a membership upgrade or not, but most likely is. If someone is interested in talking to you, a slightly larger thumbnail or a standard thumbnail will probably not really matter, most people read messages in their pof inbox.
One more major change is who you can inbox using pof. An age limit is placed within 14 years of your own age. So if you are a 50yr old woman for example, no longer will you be able to contact men in their 20′s and vice versa. So no longer will you see messages from pof accounts that are 14 years older or younger within your pof inbox.
Sometimes when you login to POF you notice some of your messages have been deleted, they do this after a certain amount of days and is common for everyone. It saves on database space and there is no way to recover old messages once they have been deleted. So if there is something important in a POF message you are wanting to remember, you need to find a different way to save that information or do with out.
Another common issue with plentyoffish people ask about is where did the rest of my email go? They are talking about previous conversations in an email thread, the earlier parts seem to dissapear. Do not worry, they are still there but simply hidden so the page does not span a mile high and you end up having to scroll down to see where you left off. To recover previous content in an email on POF simple go to the email section, select the email you were reading and at the bottom of the page look for the link that says “View More Messages”. See the photo below:
This will be at the very bottom where you go to enter a reply to the sender. The term view more messages is somewhat confusing as it seems like you would be clicking the link to view other messages in your pof inbox, but it will bring up past conversations you were involved in with that user. As you can see you are also given access to block the user or download the plentyoffish phone app right there in your POF Inbox if you choose to. There are a number of things you can do in your pof account, some are just not as obvious as others.
With the recent changes a few people have been complaining about the latest plentyoffish email system. While the threaded conversation view is great, searching and sorting through emails is a hassle. The old system had pagination links at the bottom of your inbox so you could page through the next results based on a page number. So for example lets say you had 100 messages, there might be links at the bottom that looked like 1 2 3 4, all were click-able and could take you to the range of emails you were looking for. The new system simple says next page. This is good if you only have 2 pages of emails, but some of you (especially the ladies) have 60 to 70 pages of emails which if you are looking for an email from a few days ago, you have a lot of clicking to do. Not much fun.
When it comes to online dating emails, having the ability to easily sort and filter through them is a huge benefit to the user. Match does a great job of this in their email system. They do not remove emails either, which plentyoffish does. This is to save on database space. Odds are though if you have not responded back to someone within a few days of site use, most likely you are not that interested anyways so all in all it really does not matter and I understand why POF has their system set up this way. So you might notice some changes now in your POF inbox.