1. user1 and user2 have a direct message conversation.
  2. user2 blocks user1.
  3. user1 blocks user2 and deletes the DM conversation.
  4. user1 unblocks user2
  5. user2 unblocks user1
  6. user2 follows user1
  7. user1 does not follow user2
  8. user2 has a private account
  9. user1 has a public account
  10. user1 twitter security option: receive message from anyone is not checked

Can user2 direct message user1?

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    Everything before step 7 is a red herring. In other words, they have no bearing on the final result. Everything comes down to who is following whom (and that "receive messages from anyone" setting).
    – ale
    May 29, 2016 at 13:01

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Yes, because user1 has a public account and has a setting to receive message from anyone. So user2 can send direct message to user1 even if user1 doesn't follow user2.

But user2 will not be able to send message if user1 has a setting to not receive message from anyone or only whom I follow.

  • Edited my answer. Do not keep changing the question. Before asking make sure what you really want ask.
    – serenesat
    May 29, 2016 at 8:03
  • I'm sorry I didn't edit it fast enough. That setting is not checked. user1 cannot receive messages from everyone.
    – user1user2
    May 29, 2016 at 8:03
  • And do not delete comment if you have requested something in comment.
    – serenesat
    May 29, 2016 at 8:05
  • If user1 has a setting to not recieve message from anyone then user2 would not be able to send message.
    – serenesat
    May 29, 2016 at 8:14
  • You might want to reword your answer, but I think I agree with you.
    – user1user2
    May 29, 2016 at 8:35

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