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

Notification Preferences Page

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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, click on your name/kit number, and click Privacy & Sharing from the drop-down menu. The Privacy & Sharing page is displayed.
  3. In the upper-left corner of the page, click the Notification Preferences tab. Your Notification Preferences page is displayed.

Notification Preferences

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

Note: If you have not taken the Family Finder 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 Family Finder match emails.

Family Finder Section

The following options are available in this section:

  • Immediate – Select this check box if you want to receive notifications when you have a new Immediate match.
  • Close – Select this check box 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 check boxes are selected.

Note: For the Family Finder only Immediate and Close matches trigger email notifications, all other match levels do not generate and 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.

mtDNA Section

The following options are available in this section:

  • HVR1 - Select this check box if you want to receive notifications when you have a new match at the HVR1 match level.
  • HVR1/HVR2 - Select this check box 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.

Y-DNA Section

The following options are available in this section:

  • Y-12
  • Y-25
  • Y-37
  • Y-67
  • Y-111
  • If you do not want to recieve any Y-DNA new match notifications, then make sure that none of the check boxes are selected.

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

Big Y

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

Note: If you have not taken a Big Y 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 Big Y match emails.

Big Y Section

  • If you want to receive email notifications for new Big Y matches, then select the New Big Y matches check box.
  • If you do not want to receive any email notifications for Big Y matches, then make sure that the New Big Y matches check box is not selected.
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.

Projects Section

  • If you want to receive bulk emails from your Group Administrators, then select the Subscribe check box.
  • If you do not want to receive bulk emails from your Group Administrators, then make sure that the Subscribe check box is not selected.

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