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I'm trying to set up alert emails for a blog but am having trouble figuring out how it knows what email to send to. Once I set up SMTP I started getting error messages that I didn't have an email address when I tried to sign up for alerts which made sense since I had never set it anywhere. My initial thought was that I could just go into my profile and find an email field and fill it out. Alas, the contact information does not include an email field (yet hilariously does include a fax field). I've found a way to set a user's email through Central Administration but I want the user to be able to set their own email. Is it possible to have this added as a field in the user's profile under Contact Information that the alerts will be smart enough to use?

  • Is this SharePoint Foundation or Server? – Trevor Seward Nov 1 '13 at 0:19
  • SharePoint Server – Fenoec Nov 1 '13 at 14:30
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I had the same issue this steps helped me to solve the issue

http://ittechnotebook.blogspot.com/2014/10/cannot-sign-up-for-alerts-because-you.html

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    Please add a summary of the steps outlined in the blog post to your answer. Link-only answers tend to lose their usefulness over time as links have a tendency to break. – Phil Greer Oct 14 '14 at 19:52
  • This site is not for promoting your own blog posts. Please add more details to your answers now and in the future! – Robert Lindgren Oct 14 '14 at 19:55

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