forwarding messages and other navigation

I am using the network theme (child theme with a few customizations). I don’t know if what I am asking is theme specific or not but wanted to give as much info as I could. I also have buddypress installed on a MU site. All current versions.

When you open a message there is no forward button. You can reply but not forward. Is this a normal thing?

Also, once I open a message there is no back or any other navigation to easily return to your inbox.

I appreciate any insight and help.