McLean County

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How to Use McFreecycle

To post an Offer or Wanted:

-Login to, and click on the "My Posts" tab.

-Click "Make a new post" and use the drop down menu to choose either Offer or Wanted.

-Fill in a brief description and click "Make this Post" to post your message.

-Please be sure to use the correct posting format in the subject line of your email (ex. OFFER: couch: midtown).

To send a Taken/Received message:

My Freecycle was designed so that when a Taken message is sent to the board, the original Offer is automatically removed from the board. This way, you can visit the site and quickly see what Offers and Wanteds are open without having to search through the board for a Taken message.

If you have an open Offer or Wanted on the board, and need to mark it as Taken or Received: -Login to and click on "œMy Posts". -To the left you will see your open posts, with two options available for each post: Mark as Taken/Received or Remove from My Freecycle. -Choose "œMark as Taken" (Or received if it is a Wanted). -You will be brought to a new screen that has a default Taken message. You can edit this message if you choose. If you do not, simply click "œSend Taken message". -Your Offer/Wanted will then be removed from the board. Those who choose to receive emails will also receive an email notification with your Taken/Received message.

To post a photo with your Offer: -Login to and click on the "œMy Posts" tab. -Click "Make a new post" and use the drop down menu to choose Offer. -If the group you belong to allows pictures to be posted, the option will appear at the end of the form. -Click "œBrowse" to choose a photo on your computer. -Click "œMake the Post" after adding the photo.

To keep track of your Offers/Wanteds: - Login to and click on the œMy Posts tab. -Your open Offers/Wanteds will be displayed by date. - To close your Offer/Wanted, click œMark as Taken or Mark as Received and follow the prompts. - If the item was not Taken or Received, but you would like to remove the post from the board, click "œRemove post from My Freecycle".

To change your email preferences: -Login to and click on the "œMy Groups" tab. -Click the drop down menu to see the available email delivery options. -The options are: to receive all postings via email, or to stop receiving post emails (Please note, if you choose to receive no emails, you will still receive special notices from the moderator). After choosing your option, click: "Make it So".

To change your password, email address, or to delete your account: -Login and click on the "My Info" tab. -Click on the appropriate button and make the changes. Remember to click on the prompt to save your changes.

To view your Group'™s files: -Login to and click on the "œMy Groups" tab. -Click on your group name. - When you are brought to your Group'™s page, click the œGroup Info tab, and then click on "œFiles". - The group'™s files will be displayed. Click on an individual file to download and review.

To contact your Group'™s moderator team: - Send an email to:

Please login or sign up to My Freecycle to join this group.