WSS Task list (workflow/E-mail notification)WSS Task list (workflow/E-mail notification)


I was creating a workflow in SharePoint Designer (SPD) to send an e-mail to a user when a task is created for him or when a task is modified. The purpose of this workflow was that the user does not have to create his alert me for this list. (to avoid users who don’t subscribed to have an excuse for not completing their tasks)

Then I started testing this workflow and it worked :-). But I also received an alert from SharePoint (the ALERT ME).

That made me think… Why am I getting an Alert me message?

So i took a look in My Alerts, there were no alerts configured. Even when an item was changed I got my workflow notification (which was good because my workflow was configured good) and I received an Alert Me.

So I started looking in the settings of this list and found this. In Settings / Advanced setting there is a entry E-mail Notification. Send e-mail when ownership is assigned. It is marked in red.

List Advanced settings

I was creating a workflow in SharePoint Designer (SPD) to send an e-mail to a user when a task is created for him or when a task is modified. The purpose of this workflow was that the user does not have to create his alert me for this list. (to avoid users who don’t subscribed to have an excuse for not completing their tasks)

Then I started testing this workflow and it worked :-). But I also received an alert from SharePoint (the ALERT ME).

That made me think… Why am I getting an Alert me message?

So i took a look in My Alerts, there were no alerts configured. Even when an item was changed I got my workflow notification (which was good because my workflow was configured good) and I received an Alert Me.

So I started looking in the settings of this list and found this. In Settings / Advanced setting there is a entry E-mail Notification. Send e-mail when ownership is assigned. It is marked in red.

List Advanced settings

About Patrick Sledz

Patrick works as a consultant. He assists organizations to deliver SharePoint business value and create the awareness in these organizations that only a strong technical team is not sufficient to deliver this added value.
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