The forum would not let me email you because I am a new member (their blocking message, with plenty of space after their words to me, failed to mention what measure would make me not a new member).
The blocking message said there was no reason to email since I could not buy sell or trade yet either and I should post publicly. But of course they are short sighted as the reason I want to use email is a matter of a privacy slash security question to you, without causing embarrassement etc etc. So I thought well, the work around is simply to ask you to email me privately assuming I can receive emails even though a new member. If that works, we won't have to rail against "the system",
The rules are clear and simple, typically most people read them before agreeing to them when they join. The rules exist for safety reasons and have worked well for many years.