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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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SharePoint2010 is it possible to set an alert on change to column?

I have a user that would like alerts when specific columns in a list are changed. Is this possible OOTB or does it require some C#? If it requires some custom code, does anyone have resources to use ...
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Only show most recent edits in alerts

I have a blog site in which I've set up a weekly email alert on the Posts list but I can't seem to find the sweet spot of what it should show. Originally I had set it to send me alerts on "All ...
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SP13: Alert Me - Setup Email

I am not sure if this has already been addressed before. When setting up Alerts using "Alert Me" within a document library an notification email is sent to the any persons added to the "Send Alerts ...
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Sharepoint alerts based on file name or content tags

We have a Sharepoint report library that various different reports are uploaded to, which are from relevant pages/users based on their content tags. We want to allow users to subscribe to their own ...
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Is it possible to send alerts from calender list before the start time of an event?

we are having a calender list. Suppose we create an event with start time as 11:00am, then, is it possible OOB to send an alert (email) to the users (list column) at 10:30am (ie: 30mins prior to ...
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Distribution list in Secure group does not recieve alerts

We have a secure SD group name BNPAdmin, on which we have set alerts on a list. There is a distribution list named BNP@server.com. We have added BNP@server.com as a member of BNPAdmin but the mailbox ...
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Alerts not working - Timer Lock

I've checked content database; SELECT * FROM timerlock WITH (nolock) Then having checked the eventcache table; SELECT * FROM eventcache WITH (nolock) WHERE EventData is not null I've got a ...
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Facebook-like notifications when new item is added to certain list/library?

I was wondering if this is possible. The screenshot below somewhat illustrates what I'm searching for. I'd like to show a notification in a box whenever a new item has been added to a certain list or ...
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How to find all enabled email alerts of a list?

I am using sharepoint 2010. Someone is getting emails after each new item in a list. I see in the email that it is coming from the email alert functionality. I logged in with the account of this user ...
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Difference/Relationship between Filter section in AlertTemplate.xml and Filter Property in SPAlert class

In regards to SharePoint 2010, I'm having trouble understanding the relationship/difference between the Filters/FilterDefinition section in the AlertTemplates.xml schema file, and the SPAlert classes ...
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SharePoint 2010 Some Lists Don't Show up in Add Alerts Page

I have been attempting to add an alert to a list in one of my SharePoint 2010 Web Applications and the list does not show up in the list of available items in the Add Alert page. There are several of ...
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Sending a half yearly reminder on SharePoint 2010 foundation

My customer using SharePoint 2010 foundation and it is not able to use "Information management policy settings". Is there any alternatives to setup workflows sending reminders as documents/pages are ...
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Links in SharePoint alert emails not working

While receiving the SharePoint alert emails, some of links in it are not working. Can anybody give the possible causes
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Can I include the date range that a weekly summary alert covers?

We have a request to include the date range that a weekly summary alert covers in either the subject (preferred) or body of the email. We know that we can create a custom alerttemplates.xml in ...
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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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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 ...