I am a new user of Stack Overflow. I got an email message from the site today that said "You’ve asked, now it’s time to accept an answer." According to both my memory and my Profile page, I haven't posted a question (before this one on Meta, which is really a report, not a question). This seems like a bug. I tried to report this and my report was closed as resolved with a message telling me to post here. So here I am, reporting in case anyone cares.

Edit: I checked and confirmed that the message from Stack Overflow Support, also identified as Stack Overflow Team, did direct me to https://meta.stackexchange.com/.

Edit: I don't have a question here, but Why am I receiving marketing emails from SO when I have unchecked every option in the email settings? does not apply. In that case, a user was receiving messages even though he thought he had turned them off and Catija found he had missed a setting. In my case, I don't know what my email settings are, but no matter what they are, I think I should not be getting a message that refers to a nonexistent question.

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    The e-mail situation appears to be getting a lot weirder lately. You're not the first to mention issues of this variety.
    – Spevacus
    Jun 15 '20 at 22:30
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    Cross site duplicate of this Jun 15 '20 at 22:36
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    Hiya! These emails were sent to SO users only, so MSO is the appropriate place for this - but I can understand it being hard to know that! There's actually a question there already.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Jun 15 '20 at 22:37
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    @Catija The OP mentioned that their report/ticket was closed and was routed here, to MSE. Perhaps that message should change based on the situation?
    – Spevacus
    Jun 15 '20 at 22:39
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    @Spevacus While that would be preferable, the support team is not always aware of the specifics of each issue to know that it is a site-specific issue. We usually only route users to MSO specifically if it is clearly about Jobs.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jun 15 '20 at 23:34

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