I am wanting to send an email notification to everyone when something has been posted to our blog site. I have set up a workflow and the email template, I have tested the workflow with myself and I receive an email whenever something is posted. However when I change the recipient of the email to the group All Users, nothing is sent to anyone.

I have tried the default groups All Users (windows), All Users (membership) and the everyone one.

Please could someone help. Thanks


All Users is probably not an email enabled group. As far as I know you can send emails to email groups that have been defined in Active Directory, but not to all users authenticated to SharePoint. Check if your Active Directory contains such a group and use that.

  • Thanks for the reply, I looked at Active Directory groups but I would preferably want a dynamic distribution group so that I can email everyone. However these can't be used. Any suggestions apart from just manually creating a list of everyone and maintaining it? – millsharry Jun 30 '15 at 10:31
  • There are many different ways in Active Directory / Exchange / On-boarding management to ensure that all active users are members of a particular group. Assuming that new users are not created manually in your organisation, this would be part of the automated procedure to set up new users. – teylyn Jun 30 '15 at 10:34
  • Thanks for your help, I got it eventually through the use of active directory! – millsharry Jun 30 '15 at 11:56

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