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The messaging menu in Ubuntu provides quick access to global messaging status and individual messaging applications. It helps you messaging or chatting a network user , or set up global account like Facebook and you can receive and send message from Facebook via it . If you don't need it you can remove it : sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages
That icon is called the Messaging Menu. Messaging applications like your IM, mail, and chat can integrate with this menu so that it is obvious to you when someone is trying to get a hold of you. You can remove it by following these instructions: How to remove the Mail icon indicator applet?
You can safely ignore it. As you discovered it can indicates incoming messages or mails from a wide variety of softwares (Mail, irc, ...).
For 13.10 and 14.04 If you're using for 12.04 see here. Almost same steps in How to remove (or hide) Chat Status Icons from Messaging Menu Install build prerequisites sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-messages Download source archive apt-get source indicator-messages Modify src/im-desktop-menu.c, add /* and */ to comment non needed menu as it is ...
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