I'm using SharePoint 2007 and I'd like to configure a task list to send an alert to the assigned-to user(s) and assigned-by user when the due date for a task is approaching (for instance, when the due date is 3 days away). From what I can tell, this option is not possible on the Alert Me page of this task list, so if anybody knows another way of doing this then I'm all ears. Thanks in advance!

  • Are you familiar with Timer Jobs? You could in a Timer Job make a query on your list, asking for the items that has due date in 3 days and then email the assigned user Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 13:44
  • @RobertLindgren Thanks for the response. I hadn't head of Timer Jobs, but unfortunately I don't think that they're a viable option because I'm not a central administrator and I'm not able to implement any code in the site. Do you have any other ideas? (Such a shame, it sounds like Timer Jobs would have been perfect).
    – Decave
    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 14:08
  • Too bad! It's tricky to do no-code solutions for this, hopefully someone else has a way! Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 14:08

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you can use nintex workflow which is suggested by most of the developers in sharepoint which is used to have business related process being automated.

In your case you can frame a alert with email on specific duration so that you can get all assigned people can get a mail regarding the task they are assigned to.

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