To configure QUOSA to automatically update the results of a specific search, as well as to notify when the update occurs by sending you an alert, follow these steps:
The search you are configuring to be an alert must have called for a number of results (in the number box to the right of the sigma) rather than retrieving selected results using one or more checkboxes. Also, alerts created by using a search from your PubMed history will not work either.
To temporarily suspend an alert, check the Disable Alert box in the Configure Search Alert dialog.
For additional information on search alerts, see the Configuring Alerts in QUOSA IM for PubMed Searches help topic in the QUOSA User Guide.