Depending on the admin settings of the platform, there may be people in the platform Directory who have not yet joined the platform. You can message prepopulated users from the directory, who have an email address associated with their account, and invite them to join the platform of connect with you.
Users from the alumni directory will show with a tag; they will also not have a full profile page.
To message someone who has not joined the platform, click on the MESSAGE button.
The message subject and content can be edited before sending.
They will receive the message as an email in their inbox. Note: The person you are emailing will be able to see your email. Replies to your message will go to the email address associated with your account.