Time for another “LinkedIn Secret”: direct contact is still possible despite invitation filtering.
How is this possible?
On the “Account & Settings” page under “Email notifications/Invitation filtering” you can choose who is allowed to contact you:
1. All invitations (default).
2. Only invitations from people who know my email address or appear in my “Imported Contacts” list.
3. Only invitations from people who appear in my “Imported Contacts” list.
Some people choose option 2 or 3 so they will receive only invitations and messages from people they know.
However, they still can receive messages from people they don’t know. From whom? From the members of the Groups they are a member of.
There is also an option to turn off to receive messages from other members, but standard this option is “on”. You also have to change that for every Group you are a member of.
If you want to do that, go to “Groups”, choose a Group, then under the tab “Settings” check off the Member Messages box “Allow members of this Group to send me messages via LinkedIn “.
To your success !