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New here and also very new to SharePoint.

I am looking for the best way to manage user and site alerts without deleting them. i.e making changes to the current alerts.

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@ Benny Thank you for the edit advice – Steve.C Apr 5 '13 at 9:27
You're welcome. Do you want to manage users, or alerts or both? – Benny Skogberg Apr 5 '13 at 9:35
I would like to manage the list alerts. Is there a way to make changes to the alerts that are already in place? – Steve.C Apr 5 '13 at 9:54
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No, another user (or administrator) can't edit another users alerts:

An administrator can view and delete (but not edit) alerts for any users on a site.

Ref: Alerts Overview

What you can do is this

Start by going to your list where you have the alert and chose the List tab. In the Share & Track section you find the Alert Me icon and text. Select the arrow to bring up the menu and chose "Manage My Alerts"

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Select the alert you want to manage, in my screenshot it's called "My Alert".

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Then you get the whole list of things you can do to manage your alert. Don't forget to save when your're finished.

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To view or delete other users alerts, you need to go to Site Actions > Site Settings and in the group Site Administration find User alerts:

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Thank you for your reply. I have already managed to create alerts for myself and for all the other users, however I wanted to know if there was a way of editing the alerts? i.e to make changes to the settings of the alert. – Steve.C Apr 5 '13 at 10:32
@Steve.C Updated my answer at the very top - no it's not possible. Sorry. – Benny Skogberg Apr 5 '13 at 10:42
Thanks again Benny, However this option only allows you to delete the desired alerts, not change the settings... It seems that maybe this is not an option? – Steve.C Apr 5 '13 at 10:50
Just saw your edit ! Thank you for clearing this up Benny. – Steve.C Apr 5 '13 at 10:52
@Steve.C That's correct. You can't edit other users alert - just view and delete. "An administrator can view and delete (but not edit) alerts for any users on a site." Alerts Overview – Benny Skogberg Apr 5 '13 at 10:52

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