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How do I change my Individual.com topic settings for my NewsPage?
As your job and/or interests change you may want to change your Individual.com topic settings for your NewsPage Email and Internet Version. There are over 200 topics to choose from and it is a good idea to check back periodically to see which new topics have been added. The set of topics originally created for you upon registration is most likely not as relevant as one that you create after using the service for a while.

You can have up to 100 topics in your profile. To avoid creating your own information overload, though, we suggest having fewer than 100 in your profile. Like maybe 10 to 20.

When you change your topics, you automatically change them for both your NewsPage Email and Internet Version. To do this, click the My Topics link in the left navigation column in the My Settings box (if you are doing this from your Daily Email, you must be connected to the Internet). The My Settings list is the last box on the column, so you may have to scroll down a bit to see it. Once you find the topics you want, you can add them to your profile by clicking the box next to the desired topic. The box should now have a check mark in it. To remove a topic, click the corresponding box, which will have a check mark in it. The check mark will disappear and the topic will be removed. To expand a Newsdesk to see all of its topics, click on the "+" sign in front of it. When you are done, click the Update Topics button and your My Topics section on your NewsPage will be changed to reflect your modifications.

After you click the Update Topics button, you will be asked to prioritize your topics. This is very important as the top 4 Topics you specify will be used to create the core of your NewsPage Email and Internet Version. Use the buttons to order your topics and when done, click the Update Priorities button.

Your individualized issue is meant to be as dynamic as you are, so feel free to change and prioritize your Topics at any time.


How do I change the general settings for my Individual.com NewsPage Email?
All of the settings for your NewsPage Email can be found in the My Settings box on the left navigation column on either your NewsPage Email or Internet Version. It is the last box on the column, so you may have to scroll down a bit to see it. These settings can also be found by clicking the My Settings link on the horizontal navigation bar at the top of each page. Note that in order to make changes from your NewsPage Email, you must be connected to the Internet.

The My Settings options are:

  • Topics. This option lets you add and delete topics. It also allows you to order your list of topics.
  • Companies. This option lets you add and delete companies you wish to track.
  • Personal information. Items such as your name, zip code, email address, password, job type, industry can be updated here.
  • Preferences. This includes your choice of Daily Email editions or the option not to receive the Daily Email. Also your option to receive third party emailings or not can be updated here.
  • Forget Password? This option allows you to have your password emailed to you should you have forgotten it.
  • Log out. This option allows you to log out of your customized NewsPage. This denies anyone else using the computer after you the ability to use your NewsPage. How do I stop receiving my Individual.com Daily Email?


How do I stop receiving my Individual.com NewsPage Email?
Click on the Preferences link found in the My Settings box on the left navigation column on either your NewsPage Email or Internet Version. It is the last box on the column, so you may have to scroll down a bit to see it. Note that in order to make changes from your NewsPage Email, you must be connected to the Internet.

The Email preferences are included in this section. The first option will relate to the Email Edition and you have two options here:

  • First edition only: Sent out between 8-9 a.m. EST
  • Second edition only: Sent out between 12 p.m. and a.m. EST
  • No emails, I prefer to read my Individual.com online.
  • Cancel my subscription to Individual.com completely, no emails, no individual.com customized homepage.

Choose the option that matches your choice and click the option. If you choose "No emails," you will still be able to use your NewsPage Internet Version by signing on using your email and password. If you cancel your subscription, you will not receive emails nor will you be able to to access your NewsPage Internet Version.

When you are done making your choices, click the Update button.

The second option relates to third party mailings. We allow certain email offers to be made to those individuals who wish to receive them. This allows us, in part, to fund the service we offer as does the banner advertising we display. Here you have two options, with the Yes option selected as our default:

  • Yes, I am interested in receiving special offers
  • No thanks

To opt out, select the "No thanks" option and click the Update button.


My account has been cancelled, how do I reactivate it?
If you have cancelled your subscription to Individual.com, using one of the My Settings options, you will no longer be able to sign on. When you try to sign on, you will receive a "Cancelled Account, Contact Customer Service" message. If you wish to reactivate your account, we have made it easy for you. All you do is click the Forget Your Password? link and an email will be sent to you describing how to reactivate your account.


How do I switch my Individual.com NewsPage Email from HTML to ASCII (text)?
When we re-designed Individual.com, we made the tough decision to only offer it as an HTML email. This offered the majority of users the ability to more easily read the email and select "drill down" options such as reading the full text of articles.

We figured that if there was significant demand for a text version, we could add it later, so if you feel strongly about this, please let us know.

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