To use the Internet Archive, type “www.craigslist.org” (without the quotes) in the search box, then select a past date from the calendar. You may have to try a few different dates before you find an archived Craigslist page that matches your criteria.
You can use the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to retrieve old Craigslist pages.
Procedure. Craigslist post expiration dates vary by location. In most cities, a rated post will take up to 45 days before it will automatically expire and then be deleted. However, if you run a Craigslist classified ad targeting most major US cities, it will expire in just a week.
Entries may be canceled if reported by other Craigslist users. Posts can be reported for being in the wrong category, discussing another ad, violating the Terms of Service, or being considered spam. Posts appearing too frequently or in too many categories may be flagged.
Anonymity is important at Craigslist, a site that has engulfed much of the classifieds that were once a staple of newspapers. The identity of a seller may remain confidential until a potential buyer makes contact; both parties can then reveal their identity.
F. How do I access my favourites? A. Once you’ve added one or more posts to your list, you should see a “Favorites” link highlighted in yellow in the top right.
Craigslist automatically removes ads after they’ve been there for a certain amount of time. This typically happens 45 days after you’ve placed an ad. In some cities like Atlanta and Chicago, this happens seven days after publication. Paid jobs expire after 30 days and free jobs expire after 45 days.
As the number of subscribers started to grow, so did the risk that scammers would take advantage of the site. As of April 15, 2019, Craigslist is charging $5 for listings in the “Cars and Trucks For Sale” category.
Ghosted entries are entries that appear to have been successfully posted to Craigslist with no errors and can even be found under your account page and accessed directly by their posting ID, but are not found can browse the site or search for them.
A: Yes, existing reply email communication threads can continue for up to 4 months. Q: How did the poster find out my real name?
Craigslist doesn’t tell you that your ad has been identified by the ghosting algorithm like it does when you report an ad. The only way to find out if your ad is ghosted is to search for it on Craigslist. If you don’t see your ad within 15 minutes of posting, your ad may have been ghosted.
Craigslist automatically monitors the IP addresses posts come from. So if they find that too many posts are from the same IP, those posts will be flagged for removal. Craigslist does this to prevent a person from spamming their site with too many ads at once.
Craigslist provides a “deck” email address that is forwarded to the recipient’s actual email address. Only Craigslist knows the real email addresses of both parties.