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FilledSmallSquare$MessageList is a global variable that gives a list of the names of messages generated during the evaluation of the current input line.

FilledSmallSquare Whenever a message is output, its name, wrapped with HoldForm is appended to $MessageList.

FilledSmallSquare With the standard Mathematica main loop, $MessageList is reset to {} when the processing of a particular input line is complete.

FilledSmallSquare You can reset $MessageList during a computation.

FilledSmallSquare See The Mathematica Book: Section 2.8.21.

FilledSmallSquare See also: MessageList, Check.