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A fair bit of mail comes from The Con Trail so go to settings and change the email setting to daily (helps cut it down) however you will not get the instant updates. Leave it as is if you like to get the breaking news. Daily digest slows things down a little.
If you want radars and satellites there is a site tools area on the main menu. Tools to watch the planes, ships, weather. sun activity and radiation. http://thecontrail.com/page/shortcuts-to Chat is bottom right of screen and can be turned off or on. You can find chat on the main menu also.