Paypal sends 3 emails when paying for a subscription

I'm having basically the same exact problem as sbaker was having as was discussed here:

I get those exact same three emails.

Sbaker resolved his issue by using only one payment gateway. But I only have one payment gateway activated to start with (Paypal Payments Standard).

I plan on having members move through a succession of finite access levels, one per month. Am I using the wrong payment gateway?