Are email alerts separate from desktop alerts?

My drobo is connected to a home theater mac mini which is always running a full screen media server app with no mouse. Today I changed a drive out and went to check the dashboard to confirm the swap and I saw this little guy on top of my media center application:

I would like to disable these kind of alerts but still receive email alerts. I didn’t install growl on this computer purposely to avoid these kind of things showing up on top of the media center. Will clicking that box disable everything or just those “on the desktop” alerts?


Yes, AFAIK the settings are separate. The desktop alerts are set in the regular dashboard configuration, while the email alerts are set in the email configuration where you enter your mail server address and such.

Thanks, I’ll go ahead and disable it!