I have suddenly facing an issue relating to Task Notification by email. All was working perfectly but now people from my site do not get an alert email when a task is assigned to them.

By Alert email I mean the default email which Sharepoint sends. It is not a workflow made by us but its a default feature.

I use WSS 3.0!

Can someone please help me out as many people from my company are dependant on email alerts only & its frustrating when a task goes unattended.

If you need more information from my side please let me know.




Try this troubleshooting guide


SharePoint Alert troubleshooting flowchart
(source: sharepointalert.info)

  • good flow chat :) – neo269 Dec 11 '10 at 10:32

Check the timer jobs for Email Alerts in Central Admin, something might've stalled or fallen over.

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    Also, in the task lists settings (I think in Advanced Settings) there is a "Send e-mail when ownership is assigned" checkbox. Be sure it is still checked. – Rob Wilson Dec 10 '10 at 14:24
  • I have tried both things given above but still no luck! Any other place to look into? – neo269 Dec 11 '10 at 6:35

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