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I am creating application that will notify me whenever I have unread messages in my SE inbox. Is there some way to generate unread items for myself? I am not such active user and I don't get new/unread messages often so it is hard to test this.

(Again, I am not sure if this do not belong to StackApps site, but I think this is SE feature question...)

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This comment will generate a notification for you to test with. – chown May 21 '12 at 16:08
    
This one will, too. – Pëkka May 21 '12 at 16:08
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Make a sockpuppet and comment on your own posts. – Double AA May 21 '12 at 16:08
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Mary had a little lamb, – Pëkka May 21 '12 at 16:08
    
little lamb, --- – Pëkka May 21 '12 at 16:09
    
little lamb, ---- – Pëkka May 21 '12 at 16:09
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Mary had a little lamb, – Pëkka May 21 '12 at 16:09
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Her fleece was white as snow. – Double AA May 21 '12 at 16:09
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lit-tle lamb. --- – Pëkka May 21 '12 at 16:09
    
@Pekka: So, if I need a notification to test one of my extensions, I can just bug you? – Dennis May 21 '12 at 16:17
    
:D Thank you guys. My app seems to work for now :) I didn't know making a sockpuppet is legal, to be honest I didn't know the word sockpuppet :) I will create one, and use this post to spam myself :) Thanks again. – jumbo May 21 '12 at 16:24
    
T̲̱hi͔̤̤ͅs̺̲͔̞̗ͅ ͕̟͙̭one͙ͅ ͇̫̰̟t̙͚o̙o͚̝͖̯̤̣͙. – Arjan May 21 '12 at 16:25
    
𝓞𝓻 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓸𝓷𝓮 (one should really come prepared!) – Arjan May 21 '12 at 16:27
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@Arjan I think Scope parameter of authorization process is what are you asking about - here it is in docs. For example this is url requesting access to your inbox and no expiration. – jumbo May 21 '12 at 19:34
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test ........... – jumbo's puppet May 21 '12 at 21:56
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I recommend making a sockpuppet and commenting on your own posts.

Disclaimer: Do not use the sockpuppet for voting or benefitting your account in any other way as this can get you in big trouble.

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