How to set a SharePoint email alert

What is a SharePoint Alert?

Alerts are useful if you wish to be notified when a particular item is added, modified, deleted, or discussed. When any of these actions occur in a document library, SharePoint can send you an email that will alert you to the modification. Here’s how to set up an email alert:

  • Log into SharePoint as a user with Administrator privileges
  • Choose the document library for which you would like alerts.
  • Select Actions>>Alert Me
  • Fill out the parameters for your new alert and click OK.

For more help, see our SharePoint Tutorial Video on Creating An Email Alerts.