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Alerts in Version 2

  Asked By: Diamond    Date: Apr 09    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 843

Has anybody played with the alerts in Version 2? I get the email but
this is the message:

The SharePoint Portal Notification Server failed to send an email
message.The service will retry to send the message several times later.

I verified that I'm using the correct SMTP server and I am receiving the
alert within my portal.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nisarg Shahane     Answered On: Apr 09

Yes, I'm using them, and they work great for me. Maybe your SMTP
properties aren't set correctly? I'm forwarding through a sendmail

In fact, I just got 250 alerts  after dragging and dropping a bunch of
files into a shared documents area :)

I think it's neat that you can customize the alert also.

Answer #2    Answered By: Naimish Misra     Answered On: Apr 09

You specified the NetBIOS name for your SMTP server  and that was all you
did to get it to work?

Answer #3    Answered By: Terence Thornton     Answered On: Apr 09

oh no. I used a FQDN for the smtp  server. The SMTP server  specified is
our company mail server.

Answer #4    Answered By: Lane Trujillo     Answered On: Apr 09

Is this what your alert page looks like:

Alert successfully added
List Item: Procedures for adding a new user to the Portal:
You asked to be alerted when this item is changed.
Deactivate Alert
Edit Alert
Delete Alert

Alert delivery method(s) you selected

* Immediate e-mail

* Portal

About Alerts

Alerts notify you when information that interests you is added to the
portal. You can choose to be alerted about new matches to a search query
,changes to the contents of a folder, or when new items are added to a
category. You can also add alerts  to track documents,lists, and items on

Alert options

You can edit this alert
2fMyAlerts.aspx> or any of your other alerts from the My Alerts
<http://pd-dotnet/_layouts/1033/MyAlerts.aspx> page. For a quick update
on your recent alert results, view My Alerts Summary on My Page.

This alert belongs to portal-dynamics\ple
<http://pd-dotnet/Profile.aspx?accountname=portal-dynamics%5cple> . If
you received this mail in error, send  an e-mail message  to the Site
Administrator <mailto:ple@...> .

I get this when I initially set the alert. I have both boxes checked,
i.e., new items and changes. But when I either change a document or
upload a new document. I don't get any alerts. Do you know what is

Answer #5    Answered By: Rafael Willis     Answered On: Apr 09

So when you dropped in these 250 documents, you got 250 alerts?

Answer #6    Answered By: Richard Davis     Answered On: Apr 09

yes. I got one alert for every folder created and file uploaded.

However what's interesting is that when I go to 'My Site' and 'My
Alerts', it doesn't show up. When I go to the Shared Folder and click
on 'Alert Me', it does show to send  alert to my email  for "All Changes".

Then, when I click 'My alerts  on this site', it does show me the two
alerts I've set up sorted by frequency.

For some reason I thought all the alerts for me would be in one place
for management. I also thought maybe it would combine alerts in an
email like V1 (I think V1 would send something like 20 alerts that
happened in the same 5 minutes all together). But it looks like it

Answer #7    Answered By: Mason Davis     Answered On: Apr 09

If you do get your alerts  to work, can you please let me know. I'm able
to set them up and get the initial email  that lets me know that I have
setup an alert. But after that I don't get any emails and the My Alerts
Summary web part does not update due to changes.

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