We would like to limit the number of emails that is being sent from SharePoint when items are submitted for approval. In particular we don't see a need for the Task Assigned Email.

Is the Immediate Alerts timer job specifically for sending Task Assigned emails?


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You don't need to stop the immediate timer job to stop emails being sent on task assignment, in stead you can go to the task lists > Actions> Settings > Advanced Settings and untick the email notification when ownership assigned.

Hope this helps


  • Can this be done for the Pages library?
    – Anonymous
    Aug 4, 2010 at 9:43
  • What do you mean for the pages library ?
    – Renzo
    Aug 6, 2010 at 20:05

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