It seems to me that this has something to do with the inverted (?) color scheme you're using. Generally, the revamped system works like this: There are two types of messages, inbox and notifications. We’re fiercely protective of the inbox, making sure only actionable things directed at you go into it. Comments, answers, a handful of post notices, ...


Believe me, the Great Big Orange Banner was infinitely[1] more annoying. [1] As a mathematician, I'm officially sanctioned one hyperbole[2] per day. This was not it. [2] And I'm prohibited Bad Puns. Tough.


This might not be exactly what you are looking but there is a feature for getting emails with inbox notifications from Stack Exchange sites. In the page for posting questions, https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/ask, there is a link to the dialogue for inbox notifications. The link is at the mouse pointer in the following screenshot: You can also reach ...

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