How to Send Email Notifications of Announcements
Make sure you're signed in and on the home page of your site.
Send Alert to Selected Users
To send an Alert to individual users rather than to a group of users, follow these directions.
Click the Page tab and then click "Alert Me".
From the drop-down menu, choose “Manage My Alerts”.
Click “Add Alert”.
Choose one of the list/library collections, then scroll down and click the Next button.
Complete the fields as necessary, then enter member names in the Users box. When they resolve to your member, click on the name to add it to the distribution list. To find a list of your members, click the Members link in the left navigation.
After completing all of your selections, click the OK button at the bottom of the page.
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Send Alert to Selected SharePoint Group
To send an Alert to a group of users (e.g., community members) rather than to individual users, follow these directions.
Click the gear at the top right of the page next to your user name. From the drop-down menu, choose Site Settings.
Under the Users and Permissions section, click on “People and groups”.
Choose a group from the left navigation menu, then to select all the users in that group, check the checkbox at the top of the list of users that appears in the center of the page.
At the top of the list of names, click the Actions link and choose "E-Mail Users" from the menu to automatically launch your email client (e.g., Outlook), where all those users' email addresses will be populated in the recipient line. Fill in your subject line and message. If you'd like to receive a copy of the email, be sure to add your own email to the list of recipients if it isn't there already. Then click Send.
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