Log into Download.com and open your profile, by clicking your username in the upper right corner. Or go to the below link.
On the top of the page, you will see "My Download Watch List". Under that: "Email Alert Delivery Preferences". See if there is checkmark in the box next to "When I download software, add the title to my Watch List." Uncheck it, if you wish not to receive the emails.
Hope this helps..
While looking at my e-mail inbox for today, I checked the Spam list for email filtered out as spam that isn't really spam. The only thing that looked out of place was an e-mail identified as follows: From- Cnet Download Alert; Subject- Items on your Watch List have been updated. After opening the e-mail to read it I saw the source of the e-mail as: "Updateemail@example.com". Since I have never received an e-mail that looked like this before I became suspicious. Without clicking on anything in the email I Googled every aspect of this message's 'From', 'Subject', etc. Apparently there is no such thing as watchlist.cnet.com. Am I wrong to reach this conclusion? About the time I was coming to this conclusion, I received a warning from my internet security system (AT&T's version of McAfee SecurityCenter) that my system was not secure. I clicked on the 'Fix' button and the problem was not repairable. It took 2 re-boots and about 30 minutes of frenetic CPU buzzing and whirring to get a 'System OK' word from McAfee. It could have been worse. Maybe it still will be worse. So please tell me: Is there any such thing CNET sponsored called 'watchlist.cnet.com'?