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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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User Alerts Malfunctioning on only one Site Collection

There's an issue with user alerts not functioning in one site collection (on SharePoint 2010). Apparently, the alerts were working and somewhere down the line they stopped. I couldn't find out ...
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AlertTemplate is not set on List

I using following code to change AlertTemplate for a list. But it dosen't work. When I look at the XML for the template variable it's the correct XML. But when I look att list.AlertTemplate after that ...
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Sharepoint Alerts sending wrong information in emails

I have a Document Library named Project Files where details of all our projects are uploaded. As many users refer to the files on this library, they have alerts for new documents added when changes ...
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Issues with alerts and required check out for editing

We are having an issue with alerts related to forced check-out in a document library. We would like an alert to be sent whenever a document is uploaded to a particular document library. Using the ...
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Can not turn of notifications (SP 2010)

I'm about to update 300 items in a list that I know lots of users are subscribing to (notification by email on every item update event). I've tried turn this off by using STSADM: stsadm -o ...
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turn off alerts on an announcement list

How can I disable email alerts for an announcement list (that is, prevent users from signing up for alerts on this list)? I looked at the list settings in the UI, but did not see a way to do this. I ...
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Can Sharepoint 2010 be setup to send an alert with changes only

We are using sharepoint alerts to send out wiki page change notices. However, when the wiki page is very complex, it is difficult to see exactly what changed. Is it possible to setup the sharepoint ...
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Preventing alerts from being sent when programmatically updating list item

I have a feature receiver which batch updates a particular field / column in my list. Code is provided below. NB: This is very simple list item batch processing code which I got from ...
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Access Denied Retrieving Sites (Webs) Using PowerShell

My goal is to retrieve all the alerts for a given domain user, in SP 2007, then delete these alerts. I have referenced the following script on this site. In DEV environment, when I run the script I ...
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List does not exist - My Alerts on this Site->Add Alerts

When I try to access the URL - http://sample.url.com/sites/SiteColl/SPE/_layouts/SubChoos.aspx, it throws the below error however it is working for the other subsites 12/06/2011 16:08:45.59 ...
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SharePoint Online (Microsoft 365) - Notification of external user invitation acceptance

Just wondering if there is any way to manage the SharePoint Online external invitation system on a more granular level? The out of the box system where you go to Site Actions > Share Site seems very ...
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Can an event receiver update a list item before the alert email is sent?

I have a requirement to expose a list item's ID value on the "DispForm.aspx" form and all alert emails for a particular list. SharePoint is very "protective" of its IDs (or counter fields) and it ...
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Add Alerts webservice to match GetAlerts and DeleteAlerts?

The WebServices AddAlert and DeleteAlert are handy, but is it possible to add an alert through Javascript to a specific list for the currently active user?
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Replying to an Email Alert from a Discussion Board List

I'm trying to get a definitive answer to a question about list alerts. When I setup an alert on a SP 2010 discussion board list, I can create a list item and receive the alert. But when I reply to ...
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How do I detect new SPList is created?

So, I have a customized alert template that gets attached to all Document Libraries at the time a particular Site Definition is created. This is done by a feature that is stapled to the Site ...
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List/Library level custom alert template

All, I am following the instructions from here (custom alert template) to set custom alert template for a list/library. I have a document library for which I would like custom alert email. Following ...
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Should SharePoint Alerts automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time changes?

We have a SP2010 farm that is up to the October CU. After the time change, some users report that alerts that were sending out at 10am are now being sent at 9am. I've googled a fair amount and found ...
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Single user not receiving e-mails regarding Alerts

I am having a minor issue related to a single user on my Sharepoint Server 2010 setup. I have a single user who does not receieve Alerts, neither when creating an alert, or in cases where the user is ...
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What user context do SharePoint E-mail Alerts run under, when they are generated?

I would like to customize the layout and content of some of the alerts SharePoint generate, but I will be using the search engine for some content, and therefore I need to know which user context the ...
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Search alerts doesn't work in sharepoint 2010

We have a problem with search alerts in my SharePoint 2010 application. It's look fine when I click "Alert me" button on the search page. But when I look in the list with my alerts it doesn't show up. ...
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Customizing the default alert type on /_layouts/subnew.aspx?

On the alerts dialog page for a list, can the default change type be configured to be "New Items added" instead of "All changes" for everyone. Can this be done through subnew.aspx which under the ...
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Access denied when user try to use Alert Me on a list - WSS v3

I have some users who have contribute access on a list and read access on the site but anytime a user tries to alert himself he gets Error: Access Denied Why is this? I even gave the user Full ...
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Standard Alert emails - what determines what is shown?

When I create a standard alert, where does the format for that alert email come from? How can I change it?
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How exactly works sending e-mails from SharePoint?

I have basic information about alerts, I can setup them, manage them via CA or power-shell scripts, I can test the SMTP sending functionality via telnet if they are not sent, but still don't know how ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Alert emails going to wrong account

We've got a Sharepoint 2007 site, and alerts are in place for changes to Tasks & Milestones, so users receive emails whenever they are assigned a new Task. However, many of those emails are going ...
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Can I change the objet type of an email alert (SP 2007)

I've set up my SharePoint list (MOSS 2007) to send email alerts, and it does. However, the object type of these alerts is "Sharing Message" and not "Message". This means that they appear differently ...
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Why is Change Type not showing in new alert page?

I have two web front end servers. When I create new alert for list or library. One server is showing change type in subnew.aspx page (see image). One server not showing this option. Why this server is ...
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Alert customization

I'm reading "How to create a custom e-mail alert handler in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server" right now and as follow the how-to-guide, I found out that every time you need to modify alerts you ...
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Deactivate email-notifications for SPLists only temporally (and programmatically)

So here's my Problem: I have a list which is used to notificate user. (Announcements) So it's essential that the email notifications work for most of the time. The announcement (items) get saved in ...
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Why are outgoing e-mail alerts not sending?

I have a strange problem with outgoing alerts e-mails on our SP 2010 farm. Alert notification are delivered, but no alerts comes whatever I do. I remembered the page for SP alerts here and followed ...
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Permissions for users to send alerts to multiple users

We have a number of subsites (off a main site) which are project based. The project managers would like the ability to create alerts for their teams on specific items, such as Team Discussion and ...
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Creating Sharepoint Alerts only for published documents

I'm attempting to create an alert via code such that it triggers only when a document is published. I have used the following with no success. SPAlert alert = currUser.Alerts.Add(); alert.Filter ...
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Can I setup blog subscriptions on SharePoint 2007?

Currently the best way I can think to do this is to have anybody who'd like to "subscribe" to a blog use the alerts feature. However, is there a way to setup actual subscriptions? If the alert ...
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Custom Blog Alert Template - Missing ID for list post

I have made a custom alerttemplate and tried to add the ItemID without success. I can add but i need to add post.aspx?ID=xx where xx is replaced by the ItemID. Tried the following ID-s (and removed ...
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SharePoint task assignment email doesn't send to group

Task list has email enabled on task assignment, tasks can be assigned to multiple people or groups. When I create a task and assign it to myself, I get mail. When I update the task to assign it to a ...
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Alerts for social notes

I am to develop an alert system for the social notes functionality in SharePoint 2010. I could write a timer job looping through all pages and look for new notes since last run, or loop through all ...
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How to create custom email alert template in SharePoint 2010

There seems to be a widely popular blog post (here) about creating these. It's tailored to SharePoint 2007, but I've read through the entire article, and it makes sense. I've followed the directions, ...
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Seeing the users you set up an alert for in SP 2007

We have a requirement as follows. An owner of a site has set up an alert for at least 50 users. They now want to run some sort of query and/or report that will allow them to monitor that alert. They ...
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How do I create custom alert message for new alerts - Customizing Alert Notifications and Alert Templates in Windows SharePoint

I want to change the first message when you create a new alert. See example below: Tried this for making a custom alert on added posts: ...
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SharePoint alert Office 2010 email cuts off table

I have an alert set up for a discussion board. We have been using Office 03 just fine, email comes in, the body is shown fully, everything is great. However, when we transferred to Office 2010, not ...
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Custom Alert Notification IAlertNotifyHandler Handler not firing

I'm trying to create a custom Alert Notification handler that implements IAlertNotifyHandler to intercept immediate alerts generated by changed to publishing pages. I've followed this guide, and also ...
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Creating Alert programmatically on GET request

I'm having problems creating an Alert for the current user programmatically for a GET request. No matter how I try to do it, it says updates are not allowed for GET requests. var spContext = ...
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send an email like alert me template on sp designer wf

I want to send an email to a user when an item is changed in a list. I can add "send an email" event on sp designer but I want that email to be like the alert emails. I want to inform user on the mail ...
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SharePoint 2010 change alert email message

Hi is there a way to change the content of the alert email associated with a document library or a list? In SP2007, I know it is possible to do so by changing the alertteamplate.xml in the 12 hive. ...
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SP Alert email cuts off Excel table in Office 2010 but not Office 2003

I have an alert set up for a discussion board. We have been using Office 03 just fine, email comes in, the body is shown fully, everything is great. However, when we use Office 2010, not sure if its ...
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Customize add colleagues email template

I need to customize the mail that is sent when I add a colleague in "my site" profile on SharePoint 2010 Environment. The below URL says it is not possible however want to check if you have any other ...
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Is there a workaround for the 'You cannot create alerts for lists for which users can only read their own items.' error?

I have been trying to piece together a quick and dirty system to allow users to leave messages on each others sites where any user can leave a message, but they can only see messages they have left, ...
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Why are there extra fields in the content of an alert e-mail?

I've got an immediate alert set up on a custom list, the list has multiple content types attached. If I create a new item on the list for a specific content type, the alert e-mail contains fields from ...
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How to Edit email alerts Templates from Issue Tracker?

Hi I want to edit the email alerts format sent from a Issue Tracker. I need to know which files I have to edit to customize the email alerts? I use WSS 3.0 -Saumil
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Task ID in Subject of email alerts

I want to get task ID in subject line of email alerts from a particular list. How to do it? Which files I need to modify to get the desired result? and Will the change in default template will be ...