@dickhutchings you do NOT want notifications right? Just want to make sure before I start fiddling with settings. Give your cookies a clean and see if your saved settings for notifications are still there.
When I stopped the emails on threads it would still send the ones from threads I had already received for, as those threads get abandoned I receive fewer emails. I have no emails from new threads since I discontinued.
If you do NOT want to receive email alerts, check your options on this page: http://www.artistforum.com/profile.php?do=editoptions and make sure in the drop down menu under "Default Thread Subscription Mode" to select "no emails". For thereads that you are already subscribed to, you will need to go to your User CP and unsubscribe from those threads.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop
I don't think it's my email provider, I'm getting all kinds of junk. The email notifications stopped suddenly around 2 weeks ago. I did however find how to make the classic view stick thanks to your link Cricket, yippee!