5.5. Letting Alerts Notify You of SharePoint Changes

An alert is a feature of SharePoint that you can use to notify you of changes made to libraries and lists via e-mail so that you do not have to constantly return to the library or list to see if anything was changed. With a manual check, you might spot new additions or deletions to the library or list. However, unless you were to track the modified dates of individual items in the library or list, it would be difficult to determine when they were modified. Alerts can do this work for you. I first discussed alerts in Chapter 2 in the context of our initial exploration of lists. You can turn alerts on by opening the Actions drop-down menu in libraries or lists and selecting the Alert Me option ...

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