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I want to use Google talk, but I don't want it checking my email and notifying me of new mail all the time. I can't see how to switch it off, but it seems like the sort of thing that should be an option. Am I missing something? How can I switch email support off?

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To diable notification for new mail in Google Talk, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Talk application.

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Select Notifications from the left pane.

  4. From the right pane, go to New email and uncheck the Show notification checkbox.

  5. Click OK.

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Oh, I am clearly blind. Thank you :) – izb Oct 6 '09 at 9:31

See the help page:

If you would rather not receive notifications, you can disable some or all of them. Here is how:

  • Click 'Settings' at the top of your Friends list.
  • Highlight 'Notifications' along the left side of the Settings window.
  • Untick the boxes next to the notifications that you do not wish to receive or tick the box next to 'Disable all notifications'.
  • Click 'OK'.

I don't have a Windows box here to try it on, but that should work...

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