This service allows you to define your combination of web pages and keywords, which will be observed regularely (usually once per day). You will be sent an Alert Email, when your defined keyword or keywords show up or appear in a new context (the few words following) since previous Alert. The Url can be a webpage (http://.. or https://..), or can be the result Url of a search operation (GET only). Many web pages offer a search function. The result is often presented in a Url of the form http://www.example-org.org/search?search=keyword. These Urls can also be used for your alerts.
Setup your account defining your username, Email-address and password. After signing in, use the Add New Web Alert function to define your desired alerts. Pressing the Test Web Alert-button shows the keywords with their context (the few words following) within the Url webpage. When any of these change, or when a new appearance of a keyword shows up on the Url webpage, an Alert Email will be sent to your defined Email address.
All keywords are case insensitive. keyword abcd also matches for AbCd
The most simple case. You'll be sent an Alert Email when the keyword (or Keyword or kEyWoRd) appears on the Url in a changed context.
An Alert Email will be sent, if either keyword1 or keyword2 appear in a changed context. This can be extended to keyword3 etc.
This will be seen as one keyword. They must appear exactly one after as shown word2 after word1.
word1 .. word2
word1 must appear with word2 following shortly after, for the combination to be counted as a match.
word1 .. word2 .. word3
word1 must appear with word2 and word3 following shortly after, for the combination to be counted as a match.
word1 \ word2
word1 must appear without word2 following within the next few words, to be counted as a match.
word1 .. word2 \ word3 \ word4
word1 must appear with word2 following within the next few words, but with neither word3 nor word4 following nearby.
keyword1 | keyword2 | keyword3
An Alert Email will be sent, if either keyword1 or keyword2 or keyword3 appear in a changed context. This has the same effect as: keyword1 keyword2 keyword3
John .. doctor \ "New green valley" | xyz .. butter .. "soja milk" \ fat
A more complicated example: The Web Url will be watched for John which must be followed withing few words by doctor, but not by the wording "new green valley". Also searched is the word xyz, followed by butter and "soja milk", but not by fat.
webalert.email service does not remember entire webpages. You need to think of a keyword, or possibly several keywords, which are likely to pop up on the webpage or will be shown under a new or changed context, meaning the few words following the keyword. When the environment of any of the defined keywords change, you will be alerted. A typical keyword can be the name or main subject of the web page. This is likely to show up in changed context if there are significant changes on the web page.
In the function Settings, the account can be set Inactive, where Alert Email messages will not be sent.
From function Settings, there is also a link to Cancel account-page, where the account can be removed.
This service is provided "As is", without any warranties of any kind. The service provider shall not be accountable for any kind of damage resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this service. Including, but not limited to, that there is absolutely no guarantee that a defined Alert Email will be delivered or will be delivered in time as specified or expected. This service must not be relied on for important or critical needs of being alerted.
By using this service, you agree to be sent Emails, primarily for Web-Alerts, but also other organizational Emails, for example when there is a request for password reset outstanding. The Web Alert Emails can be turned off in the function Settings by setting the account Inactive. The account can be canceled (removed), by following the indicated link from function Settings.
The Web Alert Email service may close any user account for what it judges as unappropriate usage, for any other reason or for no reason, anytime without giving any warning.
The Web Alert Email service may be interrupted or terminated anytime, without giving any warning.
The privacy of your Email-address, of defined Alert definition entries and of other information cannot be guaranteed. The Web Alert Email service has no intentions to forward stored user or logging information to anyone. Still it cannot be ruled out that stored user or logging information are being acquired by third parties.
There is no guarantee about the safety of your login password. You must use a strong password, and the password must not be shared with any other individual. The same or a similar password must not be used for any other online or offline access.