Angie - actually that email notification is going to turn back off again soon. They only turned on by default with this latest forum upgrade. When we send those out we are DELUGED with complaints from people, who then block BellaOnline from their system. We've been blocked by Hotmail, Gmail, and a number of other services because of that. That prevents all of our newsletters from reaching their destinations.
So while you find them useful, many people find them incredibly annoying and complain about them.
Sorry about that!