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DPS Email Notify Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to receive press releases?

How do I get SOR information

How do I unsubscribe from AMBER Alerts?

How do I change my choice of topics?

How do I sign up to receive press releases?
The state has implemented a Single Sign On system to allow the public to register once and access many sites which require a login.
To sign up to receive press releases, please follow these steps:

  • Click on the "Sign Me Up" button
  • You will be directed to the State of Iowa Authentication and Authorization (A&A) screen.
  • You will need to access the right side of the screen to Create an Account.
  • Please provide your first name and last name. Then click on "Register"
  • You will be directed to another screen where you can use the default acount name or you may change the account name. Please note your account name ends with @iowaid. You will need to supply your email address.
  • Click on "Save Account Details"
  • An email will be sent to the address provided. You must access this email and click on the link provided to confirm your sign up.
  • The link will direct you to a screen where you will be required to create a baseline by answering three questions. These will be used in case you forget your password. Click on "Save Identity Baseline."
  • You will now be asked to supply a password. The password must be at least 8 characters long. Passwords should contain a mix of upper and lower case and must include at least one special character. Note: You may not use pieces of your name or e-mail address in your password.
  • You will now be able to login using your new login credentials. Do not forget to use the @iowaid after your account name.
  • You will now be able to select the regions and topics you wish to receive email notices on.
  • Please supply any additional information on the Personal Data screen. If you are a member of the press, please select the correct button.
  • You will now be asked to supply the regions for which you wish to receive emails. If you hover over the different regions, a list of counties within that region will be displayed. You may select as many regions as you want by simply clicking on the different areas of the map. You wil notice the selected areas change color.
  • Now you will be able to select your topics. When you click on a Division Name, a list will be provided with the topics that apply to that Division. You may select as many topics as you want for each Division. Each time you click on a Divison name, you will receive the topics for that particular Division.
  • The final screen is a synopsis of all the details you have provided. You may change any or all of the items. If the details are correct, click on "Done">

You have now completed the process.

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How do I get SOR information?
You may elect to receive emails from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry (ISOR) as well. A link has been provided on this web page to direct you to the ISOR web page where you may make your selections on the emails you wish to receive. You may use the same user account and password for the ISOR Email Site as you use for this site.

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How do I unsubscribe from AMBER Alerts?
To unsubscribe from AMBER Alerts or any other topic, login using your user account name and password. Go to the Topics screen by clicking on the Next buttons at the Personal Data and Regions screens. You will now be at the Topics screen. Click on Amber Alerts. Make sure there is no check mark in the box next to the topic.

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How do I change my choice of topics?
To make changes to your selected topics, login using your user account name and password. Go to the Topics screen by clicking on the Next buttons at the Personal Data and Regions screens. You will now be at the Topics screen. You may now select or deselect any topic.