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How to extract email alerts in Salesforce from Eclipse IDE

Hi All,


I am unable to inactivate a user from Salesforce as his email id is being used in email alerts. i gone through all email alerts available in the system. I did not figure out where his email id has been used. So I want export all email alerts in salesforce from Eclipse IDE. Can any one explain me how this issue can be resolved.


Many Thanks in advance !!!!!!








  1. Go to Eclipse IDE project and right click - add/remove metadata components and select Workflow
  2. This will refresh your project on your local machine with Workflows - including email alerts
  3. Use Eclipse search toolbar button to search for user - which will be within the <recipient> tag

Hi Eric,


Thanks for your reply.


I did not see any workflow option under add/remove metadata components.

Could you please help me on this.




Subhani PSubhani P



I also haven't seen any option called work flow in Eclipse IDE. Can you please check it once and help on it.


Thanks & Regards,




Before I posted the above, I verified


  • I'm running Eclipse 3.6 with IDE plugin V24.0 
  • In the Eclipse navigator pane, I selected my project, then right click, then | Add/remove metadata components
  • A dialog appears, I clicked add/remove button
  • A list of components appears with Workflows at the bottom of the list
  • Check the workflows box, then click 'Apply'