Thank you all for your comments. They were enlightening and confusing. Of course, when I set up my blog I had no idea what I was doing. Merikay stated in her email that I had word verification and I went ??? So before starting this post I went back and checked my settings and realized that I do have word verification and...according to Google, I don't see it...and they're right and that's why I didn't realize I had it. Again, not knowing what I was doing, I don't see comments by email but on my blog only. I didn't know comments could go to email. Now I understand the permission part and I won't be irritated any longer.
I'm still using the first cell phone I bought so even if I wanted to I doubt that I could read emails on it. I'm kind of old fashioned and I don't want to be that available to anyone nor do I want to be able to read emails anywhere at anytime. I think it would drive me crazy. I'm also still in a "real" house and generally don't have internet problems. However, today I had a horrible time leaving comments on other blogs but I don't think that was the internet, but then, what do I know.
So thanks again for all your comments.