New Message Icon stuck on

Bought the Sooopuer BP, and now my New Message light in the hanger won’t go out. Very annoying, like a “check engine” light.
I’m not using all the “rewards” since I don’t want to start the clock on the boosters etc.
I’ve cleared cache. Checked for any “unread” messages.
Also it says Chat is not available to me me right now, donno if that is related or not.
This periodically gets reported as an Issue but it gets “closed” without anyone saying how its resolved.
Any way to fix this minor but annoying thing?