You can post a free ad without having an account or logging in to our site. To learn how, please read our help page on how to create a free post. However, having a craigslist account will allow you to post, edit, delete, and repost more easily.

Edits for postings are now self-service.

If you posted while logged in to your account, you can edit from your account homepage.

Otherwise, use the link provided in the same self-posting email you used originally to self-post. If you can't find this, try having it re-sent.

If you posted using an account, you can delete your posting from your account homepage.

Otherwise, use the same link provided in the self-posting email that you used to post the ad originally. If you can't find this, try having it re-sent.

Please note, all postings are automatically deleted upon expiration.

For more information on reposting free ads, see this page.

For information on reposting paid ads, please visit this page.

You may post to one category and in one city, no more than once every 48 hours.

If you try to post something similar to an active post of yours on the site, you may get a blocked message. Removing the similar active post should help, unless it is less than 48 hours old.

When submitting a posting, you are asked to provide your email address.

You have three options:

  1. You can use craigslist 2-way email relay. Responses are relayed to your actual email address.
  2. Your email address can appear in your posting just as you have typed it.
  3. No email address shown at all—you'll need to provide contact information in the body of your post.

Using craigslist 2-way email relay helps protect both your email address and the email address of anyone who replies to your post. It is generally recommended and is the default option.

Craigslist mail relay is always an option, but some of the options listed above may not be available in other categories. For example, if you are posting in the personal categories, option #2 is not available.

  • If you are using an online email account, please check your bulk/junk/spam mail folder(s).
  • You may have entered your email address incorrectly—it only takes one typo!
  • Some email providers and ISPs have implemented "spam filters" some of which are badly designed or misconfigured, resulting in craigslist emails being filtered out or intercepted.
  • Your email provider may be experiencing delays, or other technical issues.

In some categories, you will be offered the option to "Add Images" during the posting process. You will be prompted to upload images from your computer to craigslist.

Please use HTML sparingly. Users generally prefer ads with little or no added HTML.

Please use only HTML tags appropriate for the BODY section of a document.

No support is provided for JavaScript, applets, Flash, or other embedded non-HTML content.

For more information see our HTML Guidelines.

If you use HTML in any part of your posting, you must use it throughout.

Please consult the Terms of Use.

Category-specific guidelines posted in specific sections of the site must also be observed.

For your reference, there is also a non-comprehensive list of prohibited items/content.