Alert Me not working RRS feed

  • Question

  • Even if i enable the 'alert me' check box.. i do not get alerts on email for new posts in a thread. anyone else facing same issue ?
    vikas goyal

    .NET with me @ &
    • Changed type Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 19, 2008 5:26 AM Type changed to match the merged threads.
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 19, 2008 5:30 AM Subject changed to match (all) the merged threads
    Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:12 AM


  • Hi all, we believe the issue has been corrected so alerts shouldbe working and you should no longer receive an error message when submitting a reply.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    • Marked as answer by Pam Sallee Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:55 PM
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 3:49 AM

All replies

  • Hi Vikas-

    The only time I had this problem was when I did not have my alerts set up correctly.  Have you gone to to verify that your alerts are set up correctly?

    Let us know if that resolves the issue.

    Friday, May 16, 2008 8:57 AM
  • Hi Alicia,
    Thanks for the reply. I got the email alert for your reply so is it that i get alert only for threads which i have started. I haven't changed anything in setup.
    Also i have two issues with the content of alert mail.
    Here is the content which i received :
    Another user, Alicia-STO, has replied to a forums thread you have subscribed to!

    Thread Title alerts not working for me
    Started by: Alicia-STO

    The Microsoft Developer Network
    1. It says thread 'started by' Alicia which i think is wrong. 
    2. Alerts from original contain the actual reply and so user does not need to go to website to check the details but alert from msdn forum does not contain actual reply. It should i believe.

    Pls let me know if my observations are correct.

    vikas goyal

    .NET with me @ &
    Friday, May 16, 2008 11:22 AM
  • So far, the Alerts do not seem to be working for me either. I've not received any email at all, and I'm sure I've got my Alert settings set correctly.
    ~~Bonnie [C# MVP]
    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 4:25 AM
  • Thanks Vikas and Bonnie-

    Let me discuss this issue further with the product team and I will get back to you on this.

    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    Friday, May 30, 2008 9:01 AM
  • Does any know the email address of the notification email when a thread is updated. I always mark my threads to alert me and I never seem to get an alert. I want to check to see if the email address is in my spam list. I searched through my spam list and I don't think I see anything from Microsoft. Maybe this feature of the forum just doesn't work.


    • Merged by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 19, 2008 5:24 AM same subject
    Monday, July 21, 2008 5:18 AM
  •  mscommpl @  should be the "from email" address of the notification.

    P.S.  remove spaces before and after @ in the email address.

    Ram T - Forums Dev
    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:13 PM
  • Hi Ram T.

    OK that address is not blocked. I do not receive an email to alert me to a reply to my posts.

    Please help.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 5:09 PM
  • Hi All,

    Mail alert is not working for me in this forum (i.e whenever a thread gets a reply I'm not getting the alert mail). It's working well and good in the old forum. Can some one let me know how to correct this?

    On Each reply I've Selected the Alert Me checkbox and this option is set default in my profile settings.

    • Edited by VidhyaSagar Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:09 PM Update
    • Merged by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 19, 2008 5:25 AM Same subject
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:07 PM
  • do you find that it's within particular forums on the site? We may have found a partial cause for this, but I'm not sure it covers all cases so I want to try and narrow it down...

    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:37 PM
  • Only for some of the threads..
    Yesterday I've posted two threads one in .Net setup and another one is this. I got mail for .Net setup but not for your reply.

    Vidhya Sagar. Mark as Answer if it helps!
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:55 AM
  • Right, OK, that makes sense.

    Some of the forums (like this one) are shared across multiple sites (MSDN, Technet, etc...). We found a glitch in the alert code that would affect subscriptions to these shared forums, but not forums that only exist in one brand (like .Net setup).

    I'd be interested in hearing from others to see which forums that they're seeing this issue with.

    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:28 PM
  • I'm having problems as well in the C# IDE and General forums.  The odd thing is that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  For example someone posted a response on Tuesday and I didn't get an e-mail.  They followed up today and I did.  I also didn't get all the alerts from the postings I made yesterday.

    It seems to have just started in the last week from what I can tell.  Might be coincidence.

    Michael Taylor - 8/21/08
    Thursday, August 21, 2008 4:42 PM
  • Every time I post to this forum (mostly Sharepoint Products and Technologies), I click the "Alert Me" check box. However, I've never received an alert of any kind, even though people have been responding to my posts. How do I fix this? Does someone need to fix it for me?


    • Merged by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 19, 2008 5:26 AM same subject
    Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:14 AM
  • Same to me.
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:21 AM
  • Some SharePoint MVPs are reporting the same thing. For some others alerts are working.

    (and me? I haven't set alerts!)
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:02 AM
  • For me the WPF branch is not working.
    Monday, September 1, 2008 5:31 PM
  • Same problem here, would like to know if there is an answer/fix.  I've checked my Windows Live alert settings twice and they seem to be correct.  The only thing that I can add is that like Vikas, it seems like I'm not getting alerts for threads I've started least that's how it seems right now...

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:16 PM
  • I am having problems with the SharePoint Technologies forums, not getting any alerts for threads that I've marked.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:18 PM
  • I've gone to:

    and now I'm receiving some alerts, but not all alerts.


    Friday, September 19, 2008 10:12 AM
  • Hi,
      I've checked out my settings in the Alert web site and they look fine. I have posted in this forum and in the Composer forum. I don't get alerts from either place. Further, when I click the "Alert Me" check box on a reply I get an error message when I submit the posting. Hope this helps!
    Saturday, September 20, 2008 6:46 PM
  • Hi all, we believe the issue has been corrected so alerts shouldbe working and you should no longer receive an error message when submitting a reply.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    • Marked as answer by Pam Sallee Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:55 PM
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 3:49 AM
  • I get email (and messenger) alerts from the old forums, but not these. Yes, I'm subscribed to "MSDN Forums", and Yes, I'm checking the Alert Me Post Option.
    Friday, October 3, 2008 2:24 PM
  • well. I have problems with alerts on SharePoint forums either.
    It works fine for MSDN forums, and I subscribed to MSDN in

    But I can't find the way how to subscribe to alerts?! Even I have auto "Alert Me" checked on each post I receive nothing. NOTING at all.

    Any workaround for this?!

    I lot of people are missing my replies, because I can't track what they asked in theads where I participate
    Saturday, October 4, 2008 1:28 PM
  • I second this issue.  I am having the same problem with SharePoint technology postings.  I will try in another posting area...
    Website - Blog -
    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:35 PM
  • it works in anothers, which have official record in, like MSDN forums, but doesn't work for social.* stuff.
    Actually there are no allerts for social to subscribe on
    Visual C# MVP | My SharePoint blog
    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 7:52 AM