I have my global inbox email set to notify me of unread messages daily.

I just got an email notification message saying

The following items were added to your Stack Exchange global inbox since you last checked it on 2011-11-22:

The problem is, the message it's informing me about was posted yesterday, I read it yesterday (the red "you've got mail" indicator went away), and I've been on Stack Exchange sites several times since I got the message. Plus, it only lists one message, when there's another comment on the very same answer.

I've had this happen before, just a few days ago. In both situation, I'd read the message and cleared out the "new messages" indicator hours before I got the email.

  • well, it's not just restricted to emails - the notifications get sent when I've already read. And then again, some of them don't get delivered at all. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:37
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    +1, I've noticed this too. Assumed it's something to do with caching. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:32
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    +1 I've been getting this myself as well.
    – Matt
    Mar 30, 2012 at 13:18
  • Are you seeing this behavior anymore? We've made several changes here, shouldn't be an issue any longer...if it is we need to track it down. Mar 31, 2012 at 10:21
  • @NickCraver I think the last time I noticed this happening was March 14. Apr 1, 2012 at 4:43
  • @NickCraver: The last time I saw it happening was the day of my comment (30-03-2012).
    – Matt
    Apr 2, 2012 at 6:53

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We fixed this, ummmm, quite a while ago. Marking this complete!

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