Alerts and e-mail

tamhas Sponsor
Is there a configuration setting that will allow me to get e-mail notification of replies to watched threads, but *not* get an alert here? Getting both means two places to clear them. I don't find alerts here useful since I don't see them unless I am here and once here I am going to read all the new messages and threads I want to. The e-mail notification is useful because that lets me know there is a reason to come here.