The Notifications Preferences page is where you can specify which email notifications you want to receive.

Where is my Notification Preferences page?

To access your Notification Preferences page:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, hover your cursor over your name/Kit No., and click Account Settings on the drop-down menu.

    You are directed to Account Settings.
  3. At the top of Account Settings, click Notifications Preferences.

Email Notifications

Email notifications will be sent to you when you have a new match at the levels you select in this section.

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Family Finder

The Family Finder section allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive email notifications for new Family Finder matches and for which match levels you receive the notifications.

Maybe note that only Immediate and close matches trigger email notifications, all other match levels will not generate an email

The following options are available in this section:

  • Immediate – Select this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new Immediate match.
  • Close – Select this toggle switch (it will turn blue)if you want to receive notifications when you have a new Close match.
  • If you do not want to receive any Family Finder new match notifications, then make sure that neither of the toggle switch is selected (gray).

Note: For the Family Finder, only Immediate and Close matches trigger email notifications. All other match levels do not generate an email when a match is made.

For information about Family Finder Immediate and Close matches, see the What are the possible relationships for a Family Finder match? Learning Center topic.

mtDNA

The mtDNA section allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive email notifications for new mtDNA matches and for which match levels you receive the notifications.

Note: If you have not taken an mtDNA test, this section is still displayed on your Notification Preferences page. You do not need to make any selections in this section, and likewise, you will not receive any form of mtDNA match emails.

The following options are available in this section:

  • HVR1 - Select this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the HVR1 match level.
  • HVR1/HVR2 - Select this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the HVR1/HVR2 match level.
  • If you do not select an option in this section, you will still receive coding region matches (mtFullSequence matches).

For information about mtDNA HVR1 and HVR1/HVR2 matches, see the How do I tell how closely I am related to a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) match? Learning Center topic.

Y-DNA
The Y-DNA section allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive email notifications for new Y-DNA matches and for which match levels you receive the notifications.

Note: If you have not taken a Y-DNA test, this section is still displayed on your Notification Preferences page. You do not need to make any selections in this section, and likewise, you will not receive any form of Y-DNA match emails.

The following options are available in this section:

  • Y-12 - Click this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the Y-12 match level.
  • Y-25 - Click this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the Y-25 match level.
  • Y-37 – Click this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the Y-37 match level.
  • Y-67 - Click this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the Y-67 match level.
  • Y-111 – Click this toggle switch (it will turn blue) if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the Y-111 match level.
  • If you do not want to receive any Y-DNA new match notifications, then make sure that none of the toggle switches (gray) are selected.

For information about Y-DNA match levels, see the Y-DNA – Matches Page Learning Center topic.

Big Y-500

The Big Y-500 section allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive email notifications for new Big Y matches.

  • If you want to receive email notifications for new Big Y-500 matches, click the New Big Y-500 matches toggle switch (it will turn blue).
  • If you do not want to receive any email notifications for Big Y matches, then make sure that the New Big Y-500 matches toggle switch is not selected (gray).
Projects

The Projects section allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive bulk emails sent by your Group Administrators.

Note: If you are not a member of a Group Project, this section is still displayed on your Notification Preferences page. You do not need to make any selections in this section, and likewise, you will not receive any form of Group Project bulk emails.

  • If you want to receive bulk emails from your Group Administrators, click the Subscribe toggle switch (it will turn blue).
  • If you do not want to receive bulk emails from your Group Administrators, then make sure that the Subscribe toggle switch is not selected (gray).

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