I have a problem related alerts. It is working okay with all site collections I have tested except one. Interesting part is when I apply alert in any list of that site it sends mail that alert has been applied successfully but after that for any change nothing happens, I do not receive any mail for any change.

Any help regarding this.

Can we have something on code level by which we can force an alert on particular site.

Thanks in advance :)

  • Is this site collection in the same web app as other site collection you have tested. Alerts can be disabled for a web app. May 4, 2016 at 6:33
  • All are in same web application.
    – notorious
    May 4, 2016 at 6:36
  • Try 3rd party alert&reminder solution, for example JungleBell which is the simpliest. enovapoint.com/sharepoint-alerts-reminders
    – martusha
    May 23, 2016 at 7:48

2 Answers 2


Please check the permission of that user for the list on which you are setting alert.

The user whom you intended to send alert, should at least have Read permission on that list.

Hope this will help you.

  • User have proper permissions, even owner also not getting alert mail. Thanks in advance for any further details.
    – notorious
    May 4, 2016 at 8:49

Alerts are sent by timerjob "Immediate Alerts".

If you have multiple servers SharePoint farm, check that all servers that have service "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application" enabled have permission to sent messages via smtp. You can use telnet to check.

"Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application" service should be enabled only on WFE servers.

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