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What are Email Alerts?

  23 Nov 2021

Account holders can subscribe to receive automatic notifications/updates when records in certain categories, selected by the users, are published in the Clearing-House. 

Users can do so by using the Email Alerts tab accessible through the Submit interface. The Email Alerts tab functions the same way as “My saved searches” feature (in Search). It allows users to store search filter selections to their user profile and receive immediate e-mail notifications when new records that match the specified criteria are published. For example, users may wish to be notified every time a decision or a policy measure record is published by specific countries or regions.


To SET UP your e-mail alerts:

  1. On the Submit page, click on the Email Alerts tab.
  2. From the “Select frequency” drop-down list, select the frequency of email alerts that you wish to receive from the clearing-house: Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Never (this option allows you to stop receiving the alerts that are already preset without deleting them).
  3. In the Overview alerts section, click on the “Email me” check box to add an overview section to your email alert containing a concise summary of all new or updated records published within your selected frequency.
  4. Click on the Add new button.
  5. In the window that opens:

- Type the title of you search.

- In Search, select the Global filters and, if required, Sub-filters of interest.

- Check the“ Send me an email when records relevant to this search are added or updated”

        4. Click on the Save button.


To EDIT your e-mail alerts:

  1. Click on the Edit icon/button of the respective search.
  2. In the window that opens: edit your selections.
  3. Click on the Save button.

NOTE: to stop receiving updates  by e-mail, you can also simply deselect Email me check box or select Never from the “Select frequency” drop-down list. 


To DELETE the saved ‘email alerts’, click on the Delete icon.


TIP: If you have already used “My saved searches” feature on the Search page, your saved searches will automatically be displayed on the Email Alerts page. Both, the Email Alerts and “My saved searches”, function the same way and selected filters, once defined and saved, are shown in both places automatically.

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