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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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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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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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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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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How do you send emails to external email address in sharepoint online workflows

My client is using Office 365 and has SharePoint Online. Is there a way to send emails to external users or external email address using workflows? More Info: This is what happens when I try to ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 email templates

I have a SharePoint 2013 instance that I would like to modify the default email template. I want to put my company's logo as a header and the company contact info as a footer on every email that is ...
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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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Immediate-alerts Email Notification not sending emails

The alerts are working, but for some reason the "Send e-mail when ownership is assigned" on a task list is not working. A task is assigned to a user however Immediate-alerts are not sending the ...
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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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Send e-mail alerts to distribution groups - Sharepoint 2010

After migration to MSS2010, we realized that the alerts, that we used to send to a distribution group in our company, do not work. There was an option to create alert for the group (e. g. group_all), ...
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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? I'...
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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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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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Filter out folders from a user alert against a list

I have created an alert for a user against a list (more specifically, a document library). I want the user to be notified of all changes regarding list items (documents) and not any sub folders. ...
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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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How To: Send the Alert Emails to External Email Addresses?

In our SP2010 Intranet (Windows authentication) we are using "Alert Me" feature and it has been working great. However, Currently we have a new difficult situation where we want to send the Alert ...
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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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Does anyone know how to create a sharepoint search alert using c#?

i need to develop some sharepoint search alert related werb part and would be grateful if anyone who has previous knowlenge in this area share code snippets or sights where i am guided. Thank you.
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SPv4 - Alerts based on view - What are the limitations?

The quick version (SP2010 Enterprise): What requirements/limitations are there for being able to assign a view to an alert? The full explanation: I've been playing around with creating alerts via C# ...
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You cannot create alerts for lists for which users can only read their own items.

I am having a list in SP2013,when i am clicking on the list alerts i am getting the error like "You cannot create alerts for lists for which users can only read their own items". I am having Full ...
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User's Alerts always null

I've set the user alerts fine (I've even checked through the UI that they're there). But when it comes to accessing these Alerts the collection is always null: I understand that the SPUser must be ...
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Health Report with Alerts

I would like to create an alert on the central admin Health Reports list (http://server:8080/Lists/HealthReports/AllItems.aspx) if that is possible. I have created an alert with: Change Type=All ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Alerts on List based on Items shown in View not working

I got a custom list with fairly standard columns: - Single line of text - Multiple lines of text - Choice - Number - Yes/No I set up a default alert on it, add an item, and just as expected, I get an ...
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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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Alerts on Custom Views

I've been searching everywhere for this, and it appears to have been an easily achievable task in WSS3, but doesn't seem available at all in SharePoint Foundation 2010. I'm just trying to setup an ...
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Modifying the contents/template of the sharepoint Search alert mail?

I'm doing some RND on SharePoint search alert! I'm looking on how to modify the SharePoint search alerts mail. as in the Daily Alert Summary. Is there anyone who knows to do this? Please note I'm ...
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Sending alerts based on changes in lookup columns

Scenario: List A, called Regulations, stores info about some documents - like law regulations that are important to our business. It has several columns like last update, document status etc List B, ...
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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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Receive alert when group membership or permissions change

My client is wondering how we might notify someone (or several someones) when group membership or permissions change. We would greatly prefer a no-code solution. We have Nintex Workflow available as ...
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How do I customize the alert template to select only the Content columns when sending an alert from a microfeed

I want to send a alerts when ever anyone coments on the newsfeed. ! Although currently to set an alert on a newsfeed you have to set the alert on a microfeed. ! Instead of all the information that ...
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Send alert when item gets to view

I have a list with items and one of the column is a due date {DueDate}. I have a view, which displays items that are overdue ({DueDate} <= [Today]) that are assigned to a particular user [Me]. The {...
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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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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 ="...