Create an Alert for a List or Library

SharePoint 2010 has alerts that allow you to track changes via email or SMS notification.

    1. Login to your SharePoint Site as the administrative account
    2. Select Site Actions > View All Site Content
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    1. Select the Library or List you wish to modify
    2. If working with a Library, under Library Tools select Library
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    1. If working with a List, under List Tools select List
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    1. Click Alert Me under the Share & Track group
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    1. Click Set Alert on this library or Set Alert on this list
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    1. Set a title under Alert Title; the Title appears in the subject line of the alert messages
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    1. Select how you want to be notified via Email or SMS in the Delivery Methods section
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    1. Under Change Type; select the type of notification you wish to receive. For example on all changes, when new items are added, etc
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    1. Under Send Alerts for These Changes; specify whether to filter alerts based on specific criteria. For example when anything changes, when someone else changes a document, etc
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    1. Under When to Send Alerts; specify how often you want to receive the alers. For example immediately, daily, etc
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  1. Click OK