I'm looking for a simple 'chat bot' for a website. Any recommendations?

If a person isn't behind the computer to reply, ideally the message would get sent in an email.

I would recomend I use it on my sites, it's fairly simple and does what you are looking for.

thanks guys. much appreciated.

checking both of those out.

i can't lie. intercom looks sick.
just fairly expensive. is an alternative to Intercom if you are using slack. Basic, fair and evolutive pricing, like it for MVP.

awesome — working through the websites.