This has become an issue again. People are responding to PM notifications as if they were emails, an understandable mistake, but still very much useless. These responses bounce back to my inbox, and I am forced to either ignore, forward, or somehow deal with the message. I really don’t want to read your private mail… so stop sending it.
Going forward I’ve set up an auto-responder to handle these messages. If you’ve emailed somebody from DOW within the last few weeks, please check that it wasn’t in fact a PM notification. Also, if you PM’d someone and didn’t get a response, this may be why… just send another PM reminding them to respond.