For safety reasons, the default settings on Pixelfed automatically block DMs from people you don’t follow.
If you want to receive DMs from people you don’t follow, you will need to change the settings:
- Log into your account on your Pixelfed server
- Go to Account Settings
- Go to Privacy
- Tick the box marked Receive Direct Messages from anyone
- Click the Submit button at the bottom of the screen
If you change your mind, repeat this process but untick the box and click Submit.