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 Control permissions,can any one help on this how to fix this issue.

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Looks like you have unique permission set on the List i.e user can see the items which they added.


Method # 1:

  • Grant everybody in the list with read permission.

Method 2:

  • Create your own custom Workflow, which will send email on item adding / update item.
  • Create an event recievre for it.

Method 3:

also check this http://sharepointrealm.blogspot.com/2013/05/read-only-users-unable-to-create-alerts.html

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