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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Managing SharePoint Alerts in Outlook 2007

When you create an alert for an item, such as a document, list item, document library, list, survey, or search result, you immediately receive a confirmation e-mail message notifying you that the alert was successfully created. This message indicates that the alert process is working. The confirmation message also contains information about the alert and provides links to the SharePoint site where the item is located. When someone makes a change to the item, you receive an e-mail message alert that indicates what was changed, who made the change, and when the change was made. You should create an alert when content has changed and you need (or want) to take notice of it.

To avoid alerts swamping your inbox, ...

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