...you'll also be able to view archives of prior alerts, adjust your account settings, subscribe or unsubscribe from different alert categories, and more from our online account system.
Unfortunately, our Desktop News Alert system will only work on Windows computers. However, we anticipate rolling out Macintosh and Linux versions shortly, so stay tuned.
At the moment, there's several different types of alerts you can sign up for. Naturally, we recommend that you sign up for all of them (see the last option below) so that you'll be the most informed Gator in your neighborhood or office.
Here's the alerts you can sign up for - just click the one you're interested in receiving. You can also adjust this later in your alert account settings, so don't worry about needing to add or remove alert categories later.
NOTE: Once you register your username and password for the alerts, give it a few minutes to get into the database if you have problems logging into the alert system. This login system is separate from your Scout.com Gator Country account so it will not be the same in some cases.
- Breaking Gator News Alerts - Whenever there's breaking Gator news (including recruiting), we'll fire them your way so you're in the loop.
Featured Gator News - Aside from breaking news, occasionally we'll alert you to a special feature or great story on the Gators.
- Signing Day Dispatch - Get the latest signees as their faxes roll in... This is only active on signing day.
- Gator Recruiting News - This is for all the recruitniks out there who can't get enough recruiting news and information on the Florida Gators.
- Receive all the above alerts...
You do need to be connected to the internet in order to be able to receive our alerts. Also, make sure you tweak your firewall (if you have one) to allow our alert software to communicate via the internet with our news server. Usually, most firewall software will detect when our alert system kicks in and will ask you to approve it.
If you ever want to adjust your Desktop News Alert settings, just move your mouse to the alert icon in your windows task bar (see graphic above) and right click over the alert graphic. You'll see several options. Select the one that says "Archives" and it'll take you to our website where you can log into your account. You can always click here to access it (and bookmark it).
OR you can just go to http://gatorcountry.desktopalert.net/ directly. I'd bookmark that address for easy reference.
If you ever want to uninstall our Desktop News Alert software, it's easy - just go to your Windows Control panel and remove it via the "Add/Remove Programs" option.
We hate spyware as much as you do, so no worries - we guarantee that this software is 100% spyware free.
If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to ask us on our forums or our helpdesk (see link to the left under Customer Service).
Thanks and enjoy!