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For (A), if the destination hard drive wasn't connected at the time the backup was scheduled, I absolutely want to receive an email notification about that immediately so that I have the option to fix it immediately. That might make the difference between the problem being fixed before somebody leaves the building or not, for example. Additionally, if somebody IS there who can connect the drive, the job can always be re-run manually on the spot, so I don't see a benefit to having the original job sitting there waiting for a hard drive without telling anybody there's a problem.
For (B), the job will automatically try again at the next scheduled time anyway, but once again, why would you NOT want a notification that the previous attempt failed? It DID fail, since nothing was backed up. If I decide I don't want to do anything about that and instead just wait until tomorrow, then that's on me, but it would absolutely NOT be appropriate for Reflect to fail silently. After all, what if the system dies before the next scheduled backup and you only THEN find out that the most recently scheduled job didn't complete and Reflect didn't tell you about it, whereas if it HAD told you, then you might have run the job manually before the failure? And how many times would you want Reflect to let the job fail silently before finally saying, "Hey, I'm just now telling you this, but your system hasn't been backed up for a while. Might want to look into that. Also, I bet you're relieved your system didn't fail in this window where no backups were running and I wasn't telling you about it, because that would've been awful, right!?"
For (C), if you're logged on when a scheduled backup begins, Reflect already throws up a prompt that allows you to defer it. That's true of V7 anyway, not sure about V6.
For your specific case, if you have remote access to your system, you can temporarily disable the scheduled task by going to the Scheduled Backups tab and right-clicking the task in question, which will suppress your notifications -- but obviously remember to turn it back on later. Otherwise, just create a rule on your email to delete failure notifications while you're away, although once again obviously remember to undo that later.