Types of Messages (1)
Messages: Defines at the same time (which is confusing) all types
of messages as well as the messages sent between 1st Connections and the “OpenLink” messages.
OpenLink: OpenLink Members are LinkedIn Premium subscribers who have self-selected to be part of the “OpenLink Network” in Account & Settings” to get OpenLink messages from any LinkedIn user at no cost to the user. Surprisingly there are less than 50,000 OpenLink Members, certainly because Subscribers are not aware of this feature.
InMails: Paid messages (purchased or granted through premium subscriptions)
Introduction-related Messages: You request/reply to a Connection of yours to be introduced to someone THEY know. Valid between 1st Degree Connections only!
Invitation-related Messages: “Invitation to Connect” receives or answers your Invitation to Connect.