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Sending Alerts to a distribution list

  Asked By: Nichole    Date: Jul 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 12665

I was trying to add a distribution list to "Manage users" so that they can receive alerts when a new doc has been added/edited. If I try to fake a name in the username, it throws an error "User does not exists" .

This is a distribution list & not a domain group users. How do I add this.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Jul 01

In V2 I don't know of a way to do this. In the past I've given the address to a
user, assigned the alerts  and then moved the address to the distribution  list.
That might be the only way to do it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Jul 01

Why dont you try this?

- In Active Directory create a user  called "LISTA-Notifs", give him
an Exchange mailbox.

- Next, in Active Directory create a distribution  list called "LISTA-
Distribution" (Mail enabled group)

- Next, on the "LISTA-Notifs" user object in AD, under Exchange
General->Delivery Options and set a "Forwarding address" to forward
all messages sent to this user (LISTA-Notifs) to the distribution
list "LISTA-Distribution"

- Next, add  all the 'real' user accounts to the LISTA-Distribution

- In sharepoint, when you configure your alert, just configure it to
send to the "LISTA-Notifs" user.

essentially, what this will do is just use a user object to send all
the alerts  to, but that user object is configured to forward to
another email account which is your distribution list.

Seems sound like it would work... worth a try maybe

Answer #3    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Jul 01

It works. That's how I've done it many times.

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