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What Are Alerts?

Using alerts is a great way to be notified by e-mail of changes in lists and libraries or even specific documents or list items.

SharePoint has a built-in alert mechanism that enables users to register for different kinds of alerts. Basically, a user selects the piece of content she wants to be alerted on and requests that SharePoint send her an e-mail when that content changes.

For example, you might use alerts with a document library that is supposed to have documents regarding a specific topic. You might want to know immediately when a new document is added to that document library (see Figure 1.24). As another example, you might want to know when a particular policy document is changed (for example, the corporate travel policy might be very important to people who travel a lot). Alerts enable you to request to be notified when changes like these occur.

Figure 1.24

Figure 1.24 An alert e-mail that is sent when a document has been added to a library.

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