An alert is usually a notification message to draw one's attention to an event such as a change or error condition.

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Injecting dynamic list content into an alert template email

I have tried, and successfully failed, to determine a way to inject the emailed item's value from a universal custom column into the default alert emails generated by SharePoint, in both the subject ...
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Duplicate alerts

When I first built a 2010 document-housing site and tested alert functionality on it I found that when you set multiple daily alerts (one in the morning, noon and evening) on a document and a change ...
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Timer job status

I am trying to figure out why SharePoint does not send notifications every once in a while. I seem to find myself restarting the "Windows SharePoint Services Timer" on the server and then all of a ...
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How to send email to all the “Assigned to” users inside my sharepoint 2013 issue tracking list

I have Issue Tracking list inside a team site on SharePoint 2013 . I need to know how I can force the system to send automatic emails to all the “Assigned To” users. So for example if someone create ...
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Urls used in Alert Emails

Recently a customer wanted a new external Url for SharePoint (intranet.domain.com). I implemented it via Zones and alternate access mapping and so far it works fine. They also stopped using their ...
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Discussion board: Notifications on top level

I can obviously set notifications ("Alert me") for a particular posting. However, if I want to get notified on any activity on the discussion board (e.g. new posts created) what would the recommend ...
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Error when setting notification in discussion board

Sharepoint 2013, I add a discussion board via insert Web Part (also tried as App Part). I want to set notification on a topic by clicking "Alert me". On the next screen I adjust the settings and hit ...
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third party solution for customizing alert emails

I would like to know if there is any third party tool out there where administrators/webmasters can easily change the email templates that sharepoint sends. I am very interested in changing the ...
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Alerts on SharePoint 2013 External List

I have created an external list using an external content type reading from a database server on our network that is not on the same machine as our SharePoint database server. I am also sysadmin on ...
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User on SharePoint 2007 getting alert that was/is not set up

I have a user who is getting alerts from a list (on item create) and he clearly does not want it! I have checked /_layouts/mysubs.aspx and he does not seem to be listed there. Here are a few things ...
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Is this Alert notification behavior expected?

I have the following scenario in SP2010 publishing site. Create and publish a page in a subsite Create another Page in the same subsite Edit the page1 by adding a link to page2 (insert link from ...
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Alert assigned user when predecessors completed

I have an out of the box SharePoint 2010 Tasks List setup using predecessors (a lookup column back to same task list, allows multiple selections) and I have a requirement to send an email alert to the ...
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Can an email/alert be configured for a site that hasn't been modified in 6 months?

Here is my requirement: We have a SharePoint 2010 intranet. Content owners are responsible for their specific site content whether that is document libraries/content on the pages, etc... Is there a ...
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Cannot set email in profile for alert emails

I'm trying to set up alert emails for a blog but am having trouble figuring out how it knows what email to send to. Once I set up SMTP I started getting error messages that I didn't have an email ...
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SharePoint 2010 - How to temporarily disable alerts being sent for a document library

I need to make changes to a lot of files in a document library. A lot of users have e-mail alerts enabled on this folder. How can I temporarily disable alerts being sent for this document library? ...
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Send Sharepoint Alert style email via SPD Workflow

I am trying to set up a workflow that sends an email to the assigned person and those contributing to a list item when the content of that item is changed. Currently I have it working, but I am ...
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How can I get a list of all user alerts set on a site collection in SPO?

I need to retrieve a list of user alerts set on a particular site collection in SharePoint Online. This is possible through the web UI under Site Settings -> User Alerts, but requires that I choose ...
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How to include a 'yes' and 'no' button on the PreSaveAction() on the EditForm.aspx to return true/false accordingly?

I am simply looking to use the PreSaveAction() in a content editor web part as an extra cautionary step prior to saving a list item. Here is what I have: function PreSaveAction() { alert('Are ...
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Why do alerts change info sent after X time?

I have created alerts based on the view from a list. When I setup the alerts for that list by going to List > Alert Me > Set an Alert on the list I enter the desired email and alert title and ...
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sharepoint notifications

Is it possible to bring my custom property values to the Newsfeed? For example consider I have FAQ's or something similar to it. If I ask a question, and if that question is answered I want that in ...
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Notifications (other than e-mail) in sharepoint 2013

I want notifications in sharepoint 2013 similar to Facebook notifications (not e-mail). Is this possible? What other notification methods are available in SharePoint 2013?
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Sharepoint Task List with Email Alerts

I’m trying to create a task list within sharepoint to manage tasks and deadlines for a larger team. Is there a way to set up an email alert system on a task list in sharepoint, that would send you an ...
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helpdesk support ticket list. Users can only see their own, yet get emailed when they are updated by helpdesk staff

I'm trying to setup a list in sharepoint 2010 that end users can submit and view support tickets on. The user should be able to only see their own tickets, not ones other users have submitted. IT ...
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adding alert on a Date Field

I have a custom list containing Expire date field. I would like to get an alert (email) 30 days before the expire date for all items in the list. what is the best solution for that?
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Personal Blog not sending notifications on comments from users?

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I'm talking about the regular "Blog" each user can have on his/her MySite if activated. When commenting is enabled and other users comment on blog posts, the author does ...
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2 Alerts getting created for same item in sharepoint 2013

We are facing a wierd issue while creating alerts on an item in sharepoint 2013. While creating an alert on an item, 2 alerts are getting creating for the same item. Steps to reproduce: 1) Add a ...
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I need to create an auto-generated email when items in a Sharepoint list are created or updated

I'm pretty inexperienced with Sharepoint design, but have taken on the task of creating a basic issue tracker for a project. The idea is when testers find an issue, they will log it into the ...
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Send Attachment in Alert

How can one send the attachment along with the alert? Here's my story. In my email server, I have a bulk-email address. I create an Active Directory account for that called Email-Alerts and use the ...
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In SharePoint 2010, is there a way to stop one user from subscribing to list alerts?

For example, when a list is updated, a user can subscribe to the list so they get emails about the changes to the list. I can remove a user from getting those alerts, but the user can simply go back ...
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Customizing Workflow Email Design

So i have a workflow that sends out an email to a people chosen in a Person/Group field on a list. Is it possible to customize the look of these emails so they look more professional? For example, ...
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What field in Active Directory should be populated to allow e-mail alerts?

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but none of the questions I've found so far seem to answer this specific question. I have a SharePoint site where no users (or almost no users) can create alerts ...
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Creating a dynamic list workflow?

I have a list with a multiple choice column - 'Department'(dropdown). I essentially need to send out an email notification to the department group (Sharepoint Security group) depending on which ...
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How can I create custom Alerts for external email addresses?

In our company we have confidential information stored in SharePoint. Some politically effective people are pushing to have Alerts sent to their external email addresses. How can I send custom email ...
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SP 2010 List Alerts Not Working on Added Content Types?

I have been trying to add an alert for any changes on an item that is created on a list. However I have added a new content type to the list and removed the default item content type. When I set the ...
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Sharepoint 2007 list alerts

I have a SharePoint list for which I have created a specific view with a filtered column. I have set an alert to alert me if "Existing items are modified" and "Someone changes an item that appears in ...
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Getting error “Object doesn't support property or method 'commitPopup'” when saving a new alert in SP 2010

In my SP 2010 environment, I have a html page, that has an iframe, and the iframe is the page where you create a new alert for a list. In the html page, I dynamically create the iframe and then insert ...
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Send notification to approver if approver has not approved task in pre-defined time

We have a requirement to send alert/notifications to approvers on pre-defined time if approver doesn't approve the task. We want this functionality for all approvers involved in each level of ...
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Can I alert a person defined in a list item when a new item is created without workflows?

I need to alert someone when a new item is created but it wont be the same person each time. I want to pull the name from the current list item and alert them. For example if i had a column in the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Discussions - Subscribing to Alerts on an Individual Post

Believe I may have stumbled across a SharePoint qwirk, where users are unable to subscribe to alerts from an individual post. To note subscribing to alerts at the list level is fine (i.e. all items ...
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Alert user when due date is approaching in task list

I'm using SharePoint 2007 and I'd like to configure a task list to send an alert to the assigned-to user(s) and assigned-by user when the due date for a task is approaching (for instance, when the due ...
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Created By User Notified Of Status Change Of List Item

I'm creating a list on sharepoint to use as a backup should our primary incident reporting software go down as it did this past week. I've got most everything set up the way I would like, however I ...
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New Blog Post added email Alerts Log

We have created alerts on our Blogs and want to ensure that all users are getting the email alerts. Are there any logs for these email alerts?
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Weekly newsletter alert on Blog library shows pending entries

We have setup an alert on our internal blog that sends an email once a week with all the new blog posts, as follows: The problem is that it sends both Approved and Pending blog posts. Is there a ...
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How to modify the sharepoint 2010 NewItem2 function?

In sharepoint 2010, I want to add javascript to the alerts popup window page, but I don't want to modify the actual layouts file. I want to dynamically insert javascript in it. Basically the button to ...
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Redirecting to a new web page after adding a new item in the list

After clicking "Save" button in the pop-up (for adding a list item), I want to redirect to a page to show them a message "Success" or at least an alert window called "Success"? How can it be ...
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Alert on document library comes through 3 times

I am using SharePoint 2010......when I create an Alert I do get an email saying I created the Alert, but when I do something that will kick of the Alert I do get the email that say I added a new ...
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how to set list alert using javascript in sharepoint 2010?

I need to set a list alert for current (logged in) user using javascript. var currentcontext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var currentweb = currentcontext.get_web(); ...
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SharePoint OOTB Alert still sends an email even after deleting all instances of it

A while back we deleted an Alert on a list (the only Alert that was set on the list), yet an email is still being sent out, and when we try to check the settings of the Alerts on the list (and also ...
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Hide or Remove Workflow Columns on Alert Emails

Any idea how to hide/remove those columns that are generated with each workflow on Alert Me emails?
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“Send email when ownership is assigned?” Due Date functionality

I'm writing a blog article about the above feature (under lists' Advanced settings) and I'm finding it goshdarn hard to find a definitive reference on the subject. In short, I've heard passing ...