Setup Automatic Email on Documentation Updates

In this topic, you will learn how to use Distill to watch the documents updates page and automatically be emailed a notice that updates have changed.

Get email on doc updates

This document will guide you through the process of setting up a third-party product, called Distill, to be notified when the documentation updates page changes. Limited use of this tool is free, and getting a notice once a week from one page falls well within the free use. Follow these steps to configure the email notification:

  1. Browse to
  2. At the top-right of the page, click the Login link.
  3. Click the Sign up link.
    sign in page
  4. Complete the form and click Create Account.
    create account form
  5. From the Watchlist page click Add Webpage.
    add webpage
  6. Add the URL to the document updates page,, then click Go.
    watchlist source
  7. You see the Documentation Updates page open over the Distill web page. Click the Visual Selector on.
    click selector
  8. Near the top-right of the page, position your cursor just below the text Page Contents so that text and all the dates are highlighted, as shown here:
    where to point
  9. Once the block is highlighted correctly, click it. The page will then appear as follows:
    define watch area
  10. Click Save.
    click save
  11. On the Options - Add Monitor page, be sure the email to whom you wish the email sent is correct, then click Save.
    watchlist options
  12. You will see the single watchlist item you have created.
    watchlist complete

Once the Documentation Updates page is changed, you will be notified at the latest six hours after the change (the minimal time between checks in the free version of Distill). The email will appear similar to the following: