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How can I stop alerts being sent to specific users who are part of an AD email group? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    I’ve created a forum for a specific group of users.

    I’ve set up an alert on this forum so that the specific group will be alerted when a new item is added.

    This alert is based on the AD email group for those specific staff (roughly 80 staff).

    The majority like being alerted but a handful of staff have asked if the alert is not sent to them.

    What I need is a way to say “ Email all staff in the AD group XX but NOT John.Doe & Jane.Doe."

    Is there any way this is possible without having to resort to purchasing a third party product?

    Any help or advice is appreciated.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:07 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can create a SharePoint Group, add intended users in that group and subscribe that group for alerts.

    before that go to Site Action > Site Settings > Site Administration > User alerts and delete alerts for that group.

    hth. 


    Warm Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:40 AM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:13 AM
  • Hi majrmarcee,

    I’m afraid we can’t achieve it except to create another group.

    But do you use Exchange server as the email server?
    As far as I know, you can add a rule to stop emails sending to special users in a group in Exchange server.

    If you are using other email servers or you need support on Exchange Server, please connect the related support team.

    Best regards,
    Emir

    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:40 AM
    Friday, March 25, 2011 8:14 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can create a SharePoint Group, add intended users in that group and subscribe that group for alerts.

    before that go to Site Action > Site Settings > Site Administration > User alerts and delete alerts for that group.

    hth. 


    Warm Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:40 AM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:13 AM
  • Thanks Pratik. I did think of that but ultimately I'd rather not create a new group. 

     

    Any other suggestions out there?

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:13 PM
  • Hi majrmarcee,

    I’m afraid we can’t achieve it except to create another group.

    But do you use Exchange server as the email server?
    As far as I know, you can add a rule to stop emails sending to special users in a group in Exchange server.

    If you are using other email servers or you need support on Exchange Server, please connect the related support team.

    Best regards,
    Emir

    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:40 AM
    Friday, March 25, 2011 8:14 AM