Ok, so whenever somebody adds an item to a list by sending an email to it, I need an email to go out to someone to let them know theres a new item.

Currently I have this working so that it will send out an email when a item is added manually, but for some reason it wont work when i send in items via email...

Any advice on this?

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By default, workflows are not triggered on lists or libraries with incoming email enabled. This needs to be manually enabled with powershell.

$spWebService = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService
$spWebService.DeclarativeWorkflowAutoStartOnEmailEnabled = $true


  • Thanks for your reply Eric! How do I access that code to change it? I havent worked with code on sharepoint before.
    – Ben Parkes
    Feb 12, 2015 at 15:24
  • It has to be run in a sharepoint management shell on one of the sharepoint servers Feb 12, 2015 at 15:32

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