I am working on sharepoint 2013 discussion board, the scenarios is when ever any user replies to a discussion, an email is sent to the author. I have checked there is no workflow associated with the discussion and no alerts are defined.

I know this is not an OOTB option, or may be I am wrong, what other options are available to send notification to the author on a discussion board.

Thanks, Moss

  • Do you have full access on site? Dec 26, 2016 at 11:52
  • Yes i have full access
    – M Moss
    Dec 26, 2016 at 12:14
  • Did you check if workflow is associated with Content type ?
    – 404
    Dec 26, 2016 at 12:20
  • surprisingly no workflow at content type level as well...any help will be appreciated
    – M Moss
    Dec 26, 2016 at 12:35

1 Answer 1


If high authority person has set alert, it will not show in Manage Alert of Discussion board list.

To see alert,

  1. Go to Site Settings > User Alerts.
  2. Select user from dropdown Display alerts for
  3. Update it

Now check here is any alerts for discussion. If yes, remove it. enter image description here

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