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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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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Event handlers on User Information List

Has anyone ever tried adding an event handler to the User Information List of a site collection? Or for that matter, an alert? I'd try it out, but was just wondering if there were any issues I should ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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Sharepoint alerts not working for AD group members

I have a Sharepoint site that is restricted to users that are part of an Active Directory group (by creating a Sharepoint group called “site users” and adding the AD group to that). Those users are ...
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User alerts being sent for something that happened before alert was created

I create a web. I create a doc library within this web. Create folders within this doc library. Then 'subscribe' (i.e. create an alert for) a user for this doc library. Why, if I'm doing things in ...
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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 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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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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SPListItem.SystemUpdate(false) is still triggering alerts

Environment: SP2010 Enterprise, VS2012, c#, full server access Simple question... I'm using a console app to create sub-folders in a document library based on user input, then calling ...
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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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What needs to be fixed with this custom alert template?

I've customized alert notification template for Announcements list. Here is custom code: <Immediate> <Subject> <Switch> <Expr> <GetVar ...
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Get User who created list item

In IAlertNotifyHandler implementation I need name of the user who created/add the current item/document to the list (for which this alert is being sent). What is the way to do this?
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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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SPAlert Original Creator

I have some search alerts that have been set up for users based on search results. We have some admins who create these alerts for other people. I am trying to find out a way to determine who created ...
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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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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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Turn off alerts on a task list

We have a SharePoint 2010 solution that uses a standard task list. We would like to turn off alerts for when items change in / are added to the task list. Is there a way to do this in code, either ...
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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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Dynamic content in SharePoint Workflow Email

i've got a Workflow which starts when a specific column has been updated. It basically just sends an Email to the requester. Quite straighforward. Im struggling to insert a dynamic text inside 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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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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Disable Alerts on site for ALL alerts?

I have a bulk update to run on a large # of items in a list. I don't want to send out a couple hundred emails to people once I commence the updates. Is there a way in WSS3.0 to disable ALL alerts some ...
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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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Get Notified on List Item Changes - not using email

I'm searching for an easy way to display the latest changes of a sharepoint list. Situation: one huge list (10k entries) with a lot of daily changes (lets say 100). Target: Display the changes during ...
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Notify user when question is answered

I have a list for frequently asked questions that anybody can submit an item to. There already is a workflow set up to notify the approvers when an item is submitted so they can approve it. But, they ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to keep track of all changes in a SharePoint site collection?

My company is soon rolling out a SharePoint-based intranet. During the first few weeks of the rollout I would like to keep close track of all the content that is added and edited on the sites. Is ...
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Automatically notify Admin when a Workflow fails

I need a function whereby an alert notification is sent automatically to Admin & List owner when a workflow is failed or not started or stops in between. Any help ??
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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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“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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Alert to warn site owner when content is outof date

Any idea how I can set an alert to warn site owner if content is out of date?
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Task Alerts Issues

I have suddenly facing an issue relating to Task Notification by email. All was working perfectly but now people from my site do not get an alert email when a task is assigned to them. By Alert email ...
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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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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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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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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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PowerShell script in setting up multiple SharePoint Alerts

Another user (Charlie) is requesting to have alerts sent anytime a change is made on the "discussion board", "Batch Report" folder, "Reports" folder, and "Audits" folder within a single client site. ...
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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 ...