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
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>

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

OK, 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.
disable sharepoint alerts
See the "Alert Me" button, once alerts are enabled!
disable alert sharepoint
To disable alerts on SharePoint list, refer: Disable Alerts from a SharePoint List or Library

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  1. 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 List\Calendar. Note that I don't have access to the Farm or the Servers. Only my Site Collection. Thanks in advance.

  2. 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?


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