I have been asked to remove default approval email when OOTB default workflows are sent when a workflow has started and completed. How do you remove them? I have checked under both "change the behavior of a single task" and "change the behavior of the overall task process" and I do not see a reference to the task "started" or completed" emails.

And if they can't be removed, is there a way to direct the email elsewhere?

This applies to SharePoint 2010.

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Refer following steps :

  1. Click on change behavior of the overall task process enter image description here

  2. Under 'When task process starts' there is one Email action (refer below)

    Remove this email action

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  1. Re-Publish the workflow

  2. Done

  • Thank you please tell me though were to remove the :Completed"? Thank you. Apr 24, 2017 at 16:27

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