How to Disable Alerts in SharePoint?

Event wanted to disable All the alerts in SharePoint environment? While removing Outgoing Email settings in Central Admin is one option, There is an another-proper way, Here is how:

How To Disable Alerts in SharePoint 2007 / 2010 / 2013?

To disable alerts for a SharePoint web application, Run this command:
stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname alerts-enabled -propertyvalue false -url http://<Web-APP-URL>

To Enable Alerts
stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname alerts-enabled -propertyvalue true -url http://<Web-APP-URL>

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You may need to restart ” Windows SharePoint Services timer” or execute stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs once.

How to Disable Alerts in SharePoint 2010/2013 using PowerShell?

To disable alerts at web application level, Here is the PowerShell script.

$webapp= Get-SPWebApplication "http://your-sharepoint-url"

# To disable alerts for SharePoint Web application
$webapp.AlertsEnabled = $false

# To enable alerts in SharePoint Web application
$webapp.AlertsEnabled = $true

Once alerts are disabled, “Alert Me” option in Ribbon will go hidden.
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See the “Alert Me” button, once alerts are enabled!
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To disable alerts on the SharePoint list, refer: Disable Alerts from a SharePoint List or Library

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Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

3 thoughts on “How to Disable Alerts in SharePoint?

  • December 10, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Hi I would like to know why notifications regarding “my site” deletions in staging environment are sent to users in production domain?
    How to disable them?

    • September 22, 2021 at 2:53 AM

      I have the same issue. Did you figure out?

  • May 3, 2017 at 6:14 AM

    Will this disable alerts for all users, or only the actively logged in user. I need some way to temporarily disable alerts for all users for a specific SP 2013 ListCalendar. Note that I don’t have access to the Farm or the Servers. Only my Site Collection. Thanks in advance.


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