Whenever you make changes to the content on your site, SharePoint sends across an email message or any text message as an alert to your Outlook account. If you would like to change this default setting, try disabling SharePoint alerts. This tutorial describes how a user can view, manage or delete SharePoint Alerts.
If you are using Office 365 SharePoint subscription, alerts are enabled by default but if you have the permission to manage a site in SharePoint, you can view, manage or delete SharePoint alerts. Here’s how!
Manage SharePoint alerts
While SharePoint Alerts appear, they also offer plenty of valuable information that one can use to fix an issue. In this post we will take a look at the following aspects:
- View and Cancel SharePoint Alerts in SharePoint
- Cancel alerts in SharePoint Online.
1] View and Cancel SharePoint Alerts in SharePoint
In the list or library where you’ve set the alerts, select the List or Library tab.
Choose ‘Alert Me’ option.
Thereafter, select ‘Manage My Alerts’.
When directed to ‘My Alerts’ on the site,
Find the alerts to delete.
Next, check the box marked against the alert you would like to delete.
In the end, hit ‘Delete Selected Alerts’ button, and when asked to confirm, choose OK.
2] Cancel alerts in SharePoint Online
To view your alerts from a page on the site, from the list of options for the go to the list or library, select the ‘ellipsis’ menu (visible as 3 dots).
then, from the list of options displayed, select ‘Manage My Alerts’.
Select the alert that you want to delete by choosing ‘Delete Selected Alerts’ option.
Hit ‘OK’ button.
Hereafter, you will not get an email in Outlook, even if you would want to keep a track of changes in your document libraries.
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