Questions regarding Connect job notifications
Thread poster: LegalTranslatr2

LegalTranslatr2  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:20
Portuguese to English
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Jul 23, 2008

I received a job offer through the ProZ Connect system. It looked something like this:

"You have been sent the following message via the Project Connect message system.

Subject: Xxxxx to English Translation
Message type: Custom message"

Was this message sent to me directly from my directory listing as a result of a search or sent out to a group of translators who met this particular outsourcer's job requirements? And if so, to how many people was it sent? I remember I used to receive regular jobs through ProZ that specified "this notice was sent to 100 translators". For the purpose of selecting my response, it is useful to know whether this outsourcer has contacted just me, a select handpicked few, or has just made a random search of the database.

What does Message type: Custom message mean and what are the other possible options for this section?


Jared Tabor
Local time: 15:20
Custom messages sent from directory results Jul 23, 2008

Hello Jeff,

The type of message you received, "custom message" was sent from a Connect directory search. Outsourcers may perform a search and send customizable messages to one or more translators found in that search. With this type of message, as opposed to a job posting, it is not currently possible to see the number of recipients.

Best regards,



LegalTranslatr2  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:20
Portuguese to English
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Thanks! Jul 24, 2008

Thanks Jared! Just wondering.


Jon Peck  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:20
Added to development todo Jul 24, 2008


Thanks for the feedback. I've added this to our development queue.

Best regards,
Jon Peck Staff Developer


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