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Disable or modify user alerts

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Question from my staff was how can we limit an internal site from sending out alerts for all changes made from a site.  We only want to give users on certain sites the ability to view their own alerts when they post under their name and not view when others post to the site?  Reason being we are limiting users to view only what we want them to view and not all views are for everyone.  That is why we created certain pages to allow users access to see what is available for them or their group.  As it turns out if we limit them to this and they setup an alert to view all changes they bypass our security restrictions to view only what we want them to view.  They need to be able to contribute to the site and we don't want to create two sites for the same purpose.  That would just make matters worse so its best to keep all users adding to a single task database then having two of them use the same functionality.  There are other reason we don't want to create other sites as well but I just wanted to see if anyone out there has used been able to find out if alerts are manageable from the administrator point of view.

I know I can view all alerts for the site and remove those that user create but that defeats the purspose of having them set up alerts on their own.  We just want to disable the feature that any changes on the list ar

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