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I'm not sure if this question has been asked, but I was wondering is there a way to send an email alert to a user when an email is sent from a certain user in SharePoint 2010. I know you can send various alerts when documents are accessed, files are opened, etc. I was wondering about this feature in particular though.

I.E. If User A wants to know when User B sends email to the site collections SharePoint email address (location@dev.portal.company.net)

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  • Are you referring to when UserB sends an email to an email-enabled list in SharePoint? – Dave Wise Feb 9 '12 at 22:36
  • Yes, this is what I am referring to. More so, a Document Library where things are actually stored – nholloway4 Feb 16 '12 at 16:09
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If the email being sent causes one of the many events available in SharePoint to fire you can very easily create custom event receivers to react on it.

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Given the very specific nature of your request, I'd start with trying to create a workflow in SharePoint Designer that would generate the email under the conditions you list. Failing that, you would have to go with a custom eventReceiver as detailed in the link mentioned by tylerrrr07

  • By creating a workflow, will this be triggered when a particular person has sent an email from that particular address as stated above in my question? Didn't know if it would be initiated on the fly... – nholloway4 Feb 22 '12 at 14:26

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