Creating an email alert

Email alerts are messages sent after every weekly database update that contain any new records matching a saved query. A personal account (username and password) is required to set up and receive alerts. You may have a total of 260 email alerts and saved searches at once. You must be logged in to create alerts.

To create an email alert from the Search results page

  • On the Search results page click in the query bar above the results list.

    The item changes to . The Add Email Alert box becomes checked in the Search history table.

  • To see your alert and work with it, select Settings | View/Update Saved Searches & Alerts. See Working with email alerts for more details.

    To create an email alert from the Search history page

    1. At the top of any Engineering Village page, click Search history or scroll to the bottom of any search page (Quick, Expert, or Thesaurus).
    2. In the Search history table click the Add Email Alert check box of the search you want to set up as an alert.

      To see your alert and work with it, select Settings | View/Update Saved Searches & Alerts. Scroll to the My Email Alerts box. See Working with email alerts for more details.

    To create an email alert on the View/Update Saved Searches & Alerts page

    1. Click Settings in the EV main navigation bar.
    2. Select View/Update Saved Searches & Alerts.

      The View/Update Saved Searches & Alerts page appears containing My Saved Searches and My Email Alerts boxes.

    3. In the My Saved Searches box click the Add Email Alert check box. Because you are logged in, the email is sent to the email address in your profile.

      The Add Email Alert box becomes checked in the Search history table.

    To copy others on an email alert on the View/Update Saved Searches & Alerts page

    1. In the My Email Alerts box click the Cc button in the Add Recipients column.

      A pop-up appears.

    2. Enter the email address of all people you would like to receive a copy of the email alert, inserting a comma after each email address.
    3. Click Submit.

      The Cc button changes to a different color.

      NoteTo delete a recipient, click the Cc button in the My Email Alerts box. Select the desired email address, press the Delete key (not the Delete button in the box), and click Submit.

      To correct an email address or add one, click the Cc button in the My Email Alerts box. Correct or add an email address, and click Submit.

      To delete the alert altogether, click the Cc button in the My Email Alerts box, and click Delete.

    When you receive an email alert

    Up to 25 records are sent in an email alert. If more records were retrieved from the weekly update, a link to Engineering Village appears in the body of the email alert. The full update retrieval set appears when you click the link.

    You can also link from email alerts to individual records by clicking an Abstract or Detailed record link.

     

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