I'm recieving alerts from the list that has the expiration policy on it. Not sure if that has anything to do with why it's sending out alerts...

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I've checked SharePoint Manager and they seem legit. They do run whenever the expiration policy is scheduled to run. Why is the expiration policy job triggering alerts (if that's the cause)?

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What are the alert settings for the list? Do users get notified if the item changes or deleted?

I believe that expiration, once reached, will edit the properties of the item, and thus trigger an alert. If the expiration deletes the item and the alert is set to notify on deletion, then the alert would trigger also.

  • Most of the users have the alerts set to all changes, which included deletion, but this did not happen for MOSS 2007 expiration policies.
    – Mike
    Apr 16, 2012 at 20:07
  • How can I stop the retention policy to stop sending out alerts?
    – Mike
    Apr 17, 2012 at 15:36
  • The retention policy isn't sending out the alerts, it's just doing it's job of cleaning things up. It's the alerts doing it. Try adjusting the alert configuration to trigger on different settings, not where anything changes. Apr 17, 2012 at 16:03
  • Is there a way to change mass alerts to trigger changes and additions but not deletions?
    – Mike
    Apr 17, 2012 at 16:06

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