Email Alerts send you daily emails of new listings on Idealist that match your interests.
Don't want to receive a daily email, but still want to save your search? Saved searches allow logged-in members to come back anytime and view updated results with just one click.
To create an Email Alert:
Log in and conduct a search. On the results page, you can narrow your results using the filters on the left. When you're satisfied with the results you see, click the green "Save this search" button. Name your search and click "Save." You will only receive an Email Alert when new listings matching your saved criteria are posted.
To edit your existing Email Alerts:
To make edits to an existing Email Alert, log in and hover over the arrow to the right of the green "Search" button and choose the search you want to change from the list; this will run your search again.
On the results page, change the search criteria as you'd like. Once you're satisfied with the new results, save the search by clicking on the green "Save this search" button. You have now created a new Email Alert, and can delete the old one.
If you want to make major changes to your Email Alerts, it's easier to start over by creating a brand new one.
To remove an email alert:
Log in and hover over your name in the top right corner. Select "My Searches" from the drop down menu. Click "Turn off this email alert" next to the alert you'd like to stop receiving. Once it's turned off, you'll see the option to turn it back on if you'd like to do so later. You can also simply delete the alert, which will also remove the saved search.
To update where you receive your email alert, you'll have to change the email address that you use to log into your Idealist.org account. To do so, log in at Idealist.org and hover over your name in the top right hand corner. Click on "My profile" in the drop down menu and then the blue "Edit" button on the right.
Before you can remove your old email address, you'll have to add and verify the new one. Scroll down to the contact section and click on the green (+) sign which will allow you to add a new email address. Save your changes. Check your new email address for a verification email with a link inside. Once you've clicked on this link, navigate back to edit your profile and you'll be able to delete your old email address.
You must add and verify your new email address before you can receive your old one so that you don't inadvertently lose access to your account.
Email alerts are sent to you daily, but only when new listings matching your criteria have been posted. At this time, we do not allow users to change the frequency of their email alerts.
If you feel you're getting too many emails from us, just log in and click on "Preferences" on the left side of the page. There you can select the ones you'd rather not receive, and we'll stop bothering you.
If you also are signed up to receive Email Alerts, you'll have to turn these off separately. Log into your account and hover over your name in the top right corner. Click on "My Searches" in the dropdown menu, and then "Turn Off" next to any alert you'd like to stop receiving.
Remember that you can always check for the most important updates in the "Notifications" section of your Idealist mailbox.