Manage, view, or delete SharePoint alerts

Manage, view, or delete SharePoint alerts

Alerts are notifications of changes to content on a site that you receive as email messages or text messages to your mobile phone, depending on how your site is configured. To view and cancel your alerts and change the settings for your alerts, you can use either the User Information page or the Manage Alerts on this Site page. If you have permission to manage a site, you can also view and cancel alerts for other users by using the User Alerts page.

This article focuses on how to manage or delete alerts for yourself and for other users if you are a site admin.

View and cancel an alert for myself on SharePoint

  1. In the list or library where you've set the alerts, select the ... (ellipses), and then select Manage My Alerts.

  2. In My Alerts on this site, next to the alert you want to delete, select the checkbox.

  3. Select Delete Selected Alerts, and then select OK.

View or cancel an alert for another person on SharePoint

  1. Select Settings SharePoint 2016 Settings button on title bar. , and then select Site Settings.

  2. Under Site Administration, select User alerts.

    Site administration site settings  user alert link
  3. To select a user, select Display alerts for, and then select Update.

  4. Next to the alert you want to delete, select the checkbox, and then select Delete Selected Alerts.

  5. Select OK.

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View and cancel an alert for myself on SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010

  1. In the list or library where you've set the alerts, select the List or Library tab.

  2. Select Alert Me, and then select Manage My Alerts.

  3. In My Alerts on this site, next to the alert you want to delete, select the checkbox.

  4. Select Delete Selected Alerts, and then select OK.

View or cancel an alert for another person on SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010

  1. Select Settings SharePoint 2016 Settings button on title bar. or Site Actions Button image , and then select Site Settings.

  2. Under Site Administration, select User alerts.

  3. To select a user, select Display alerts for, and then select Update.

  4. Next to the alert you want to delete, select the checkbox, and then select Delete Selected Alerts.

  5. Select OK.

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View or cancel an alert for myself on SharePoint 2007

Note: Depending on how your site and servers are set up, your alert email may contain links to the settings for the alert. To open the alert settings, you can select this link , instead of having to browse for alert settings on the site.

  1. At the top of the site, select Welcome User name Menu image , and then select My Settings.

  2. Select My Alerts.

  3. Next to the alert or alerts that you want to cancel, select the checkbox.

  4. Select Delete Selected Alerts.

  5. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, if you are sure that you want to cancel the selected alerts, select OK.

View or cancel an alert for another person on SharePoint 2007

To cancel an alert for someone else, you must have permission to manage site settings.

  1. On the Site Actions menu Button image , select Site Settings, and then select Modify All Site Settings.

    Note: On a site for which the Site Actions menu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then select the settings that you want to view.

  2. Under Site Administration, select User alerts.

  3. In the list next to Display alerts for, select the person whose alerts you want to cancel.

  4. Select Update.

  5. Next to the alert or alerts that you want to cancel, select the checkbox.

  6. Select Delete Selected Alerts.

  7. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, if you are sure that you want to cancel the selected alerts, select OK.

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Technical Limitations

The alerts feature may encounter issues when combined with other features, such as the following:

  • Folders containing special characters.

  • Alerts/Views which filter on multi-value, lookup or calculated columns.

  • Libraries that require content approval.

Unsubscribe to an RSS Feed

You can cancel a subscription to an RSS Feed for a SharePoint list, library, or view by following the instructions in your RSS reader, email program, or browser. For more info, in the reader or program, see Help.

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