How to get access to the messenger?
Earlier in this same Topic Thread your same question has been asked and answered.
In brief, New Members do not immediately have access to Personal Messenging.
Yes, it can be annoying to some New Members who join and deem themselves to be ready to jump right into the community with full participation.
However, it is also a Security policy which helps us get to know New Members by their Posting in the regular Forums, before they advance to more active and specific participation.
Post your questions when you have need and offer assistence where you are able.
After a short period of getting to know each other New Member advance to access to PM messaging automatically.