I'm new to this list.

I have a SharePoint 2010 list (task) that inherits permissions from it's parent. When a task item is created, the email is sent to the assignee but there are no (none) permissions on that item and I see the "inherit from parent" on the item which means to me that the item didn't take the same permissions as the list has. I've created 2 other task lists and they do the same thing. Where did I go wrong?

Thank you in advance.

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    If you see "inherit from parent" on the item, what makes you think it is not inheriting permissions from its parent (the list, which in turn is inheriting from its parent, the site)? – Dylan Cristy Dec 2 '15 at 16:55
  • I though that if I looked at the premissions of the list (which is inherited from parent), then the Items in the list would receive the same permissions. Since I seen the Inherit from Parent at the Item level permissions, that meant that it is not inheriting from parent (which is what the list level permissions are). – Mike L Dec 2 '15 at 18:12
  • Ah, so you mean you see the "Inherit from parent" button in the ribbon which will allow you to re-attach the permission inheritance? If yes, then you are correct, that would indicate that permission inheritance is broken. Not sure what to tell you in that case, I do not have much experience with task lists, so I don't know why that behavior might be happening. – Dylan Cristy Dec 2 '15 at 18:15
  • How is a new task generated? – Erin L Dec 2 '15 at 19:23
  • I originally discovered a problem because a workflow would create a task but nobody had permissions. Then I created tasks directly within the Tasks list but still the same results. – Mike L Dec 2 '15 at 19:29

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