yes, I have also followed the apple giude on notifications, I am no longer suscribed to any threads apart from this one of course, and I have selected no in all the boxes for any kind of notifications and saved it and redone it and resaved it.
I also have this problem. I am getting literally hundreds of emails each day althoug i have clicked all the radio buttons to not receive any emails in "my preferences... email notifications. THis is gumming up my Ipad, Iphone and email in box Help!!