I need to send an email to a designated person [ Windows-AD authentication account - [email protected]] whenever there is a change in the list item of my SP 2010 List. I cannot use the event receiver as I don't have privileges to implement item-updated or item-added custom event receivers. How to achieve this functionality?

Is this possible through CSOM or SP Designer workflow? Note: I don't have access to 14 hive or run the PowerShell scripts or access the web application level settings as I only have access upto site collection admin.level.

2 Answers 2


For this little requirement you do not need to create any CSOM or workflow.

Just use the Alert of SharePoint. It's default feature. See the steps of alert sending here

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You can create an SP designer workflow for sending email. You need to activate the workflow on update event only.

  • Can you elaborate a little bit with some steps or any links/sources is appreciated!
    – samolpp2
    Nov 10, 2015 at 10:52
  • Create a list workflow
    – Ravindra
    Nov 10, 2015 at 10:53
  • Create list workflow Add Action "Send email" (format the mail) Now set workflow start option to 'Start workflow automatically when an item is changed' publish the workflow
    – Ravindra
    Nov 10, 2015 at 11:00

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