I'm issuing a limited mea culpa. Deactivating email notifications on the "Discussions" page has stopped the emails...so far. However,I did not have to go to each individual discussion thread to do the same. Also this does not explain how the anomaly began in the first place. I might add that I don't see the necessity for having a "recieve email notification" selection on the "Discussions" page, especially if when activated it automatically subcribes one to all the discussions as it did in my case. It also seems redundant considering all the option checks in "Preferences." I'm sure however the web developer could tell my "why"...I just think there must be a better way.
Thanks to everyone, especially Tai Lao for trying to help me solve this annoyance.
…However,I did not have to go to each individual discussion thread to do the same…
Ah, but you would have had to go to each thread if you had clicked on the Receive Email Notifications in each thread. The button on the Discussions page does not affect the one in each thread, and vice versa.
Unless you are logged in to your own account, you (or we) cannot tell whether you are receiving notifications due to their being activated on the discussion page, or in each thread, or a combination of both.
If your point is that this confounded Jive software on which the forum runs is a monumental piece of cr@p, you won't get an argument from any of us. We all hate it. As a matter of fact, I don't know of anyone who would have the gall to admit to liking it or to defend it in public without having a boundless mendacity problem.
Wo Tai Lao Le
There are actually a couple of settings in one's Profile Preferences, that can affect e-mail notification. This ARTICLE points to most of them. Note, that article was written before the most recent Jive update, so some things might look different now.
Now, there have been two "glitches," that I have personally observed, even with my e-mail notifications (all of them), turned OFF. One was a one-time dump, where I managed to get about 1000 e-mails, after responding to a thread in this forum. That was about 1.5 years ago, and after that incident, things corrected themselves. I have no idea what happened. The next was with the recent Jive update, where one of my e-mail notifications was re-set to ON. This bit a lot of us, but after manually resetting those preferences, things straightened out.
Maybe Adobe-Admin can look at your Profile and find some issue with settings?