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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Setting Up Alerts

Windows SharePoint Services includes a handy feature that sends an e-mail notification whenever changes are made to content in a site, including changes made to list items in a list. The setup for an e-mail notification is called an alert. No alerts are set up automatically, so you must sign up for the alerts that you want.

Alerts are quite easy to set up. Every list in a Windows SharePoint Services site displays an Alert Me option on the Actions menu. Clicking this option allows you to subscribe to a list-level alert. You also find a similar Alert Me option on the smart menu for each list item in every list and on the toolbar when viewing any list item. As you might suspect, this option allows you to subscribe to a list item–level ...

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