Brand new SharePoint 2013 farm.

Brand new unused web application and document library.

Enabled alerts on document library and added two files.

I received all three emails but somehow they are formatted and look like SharePoint 2010.

How would that be possible?

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.



I have SP 2010 and the alert emails do not look any different from the 2013 ones, unless I am misunderstanding your question. It is one of those things that Microsoft never updated or improved from 2010 to 2013.

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  • Also, by default, SharePoint 2010 WF are activated not 2013. Since the alerts fire from the Workflow timer service, perhaps this is why also. – lazoDev Aug 4 '16 at 18:52
  • Both good answers. I think I'll look into changing the format. – Ryan Aug 5 '16 at 13:32

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