Seems as though there are 4 or 5 of these threads popping up every day. The annoyance of having double notifications for received SMS seems to be the biggest "complaint" about Handcent SMS. Here is a simple guide to make your life easier. Open the "messaging" from the app drawer Push the "menu" button(the 2nd button from left on the bottom of your Droid Click SETTINGS Scroll down and UNCHECK "Notifications" To futher disable the mssaging app you can UNCHECK " Auto-Retrieve"(this prevents the "Messaging" App from even downloading messages. Exit the app. Rejoice. Live long and Prosper. Yay!