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I sometimes have the envelope icon next to my name on the top row lighted up (rendered filled in yellow) even when clicking on it shows no recent replies. Is this a known bug?

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  • $\begingroup$ I've seen it light up even when a comment addressed to you gets deleted. How do I know this? I saw the comment from the popup box from clicking the upper left "StackExchange" dropdown. (It eventually disappeared, though.) $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Oct 21 '10 at 11:30
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    $\begingroup$ Did you check your favourites? $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Oct 21 '10 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Moron. No. But I was expecting that if the envelope lights up then clicking on it should show something. Sometimes it shows nothing. That I think is a bug. $\endgroup$ – Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya Oct 21 '10 at 17:42
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The "psychic envelope" has been a known issue for a long time, but it was recently said to be fixed. If you find the problem reappearing, please report to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/61012/any-progress-with-the-envelope-indicator.

The envelope will light up when your favorite is updated too.

(This is a back-end issue, please report to https://meta.stackoverflow.com/ in the future.)

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