How do I stop a SharePoint 2013 workflow task from sending a notification to the task assignee. When a task is created it, sends an automatic notification to the task assignee. Can we stop the notification?

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  • What do you mean it sends e-mail to person who assigned task. Or do you mean that the person who got task assigned should not receive email notification at all? Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 10:33
  • I mean task is assigned only. no need to send notification to anyone. Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 10:59

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I couldn't find any options in SharePoint Designer when assigning task to a user but there's a setting on the task list that can be changed.

If you go to task list settings -> Advanced settings, you should have "E-mail notification" setting. Check if your list has this part set to Yes, then change and test if that works for you.

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I believe the below is what you're looking for.

  1. Right-click the task action in SPD
  2. Go to 'Properties'
  3. Set 'WaiveAssignmentEmail' to 'Yes'


That should do it - cheers!

  • This stops the workflow from sending any Task emails at all ... I just want it to send one email instead of 2. Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 19:44

Please follow the following steps.

  1. GoTo SharePoint Designer

  2. Open your Approval Process/Approval workflow

  3. Click on Change the behavior of single task (Under Customization section)

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  1. Find for "Email task notification to Workflow Context:Initiator" (You can delete these kind of Email Actions from all the stages i.e when task expires, deleted, completes etc..)

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  1. Delete this step

  2. Save --> Check for Errors

  3. Publish the workflow.

Above steps will help you out. Please try and let me know.

  • This solution is working on SharePoint workflow 2010 but I am looking for SharePoint Workflow 2013. Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 14:33
  • @MohitSikhwal Yes you are right. This solution is for SP Workflow 2010. Sorry for the confusion..... Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 14:41

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