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Why does it say I have unread messages when I've read them all?

Many people don't use the site to read their private messages - they just read them in the email notifications they receive. (An email notification is sent for every single message on the site, and you can just reply to them of course.) But that leads to a problem: The site has no way to know that you have read the most recent message in a thread, because it can't know you read your email. There's an easy fix to this though:

Assuming you know all messages are read, go to your messages inbox on the site and:

  1. Select all messages by clicking the "all" checkbox to the left of "Tags". (image)
  2. In the pulldown, select "Mark All Unread" (image)