SharePoint - Dev environment trick: Be impatient for all those alert emails

Posted on 10/8/2007 @ 1:54 PM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 3292 views

SharePoint by default will send out all alert emails once every 5 minutes. That's great, except in development you don't wanna wait 5 minutes to see your email changes apply.

Thankfully, there is a way to fix that using the following command -

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname job-immediate-alerts -url http://yourmosssite -propertyvalue "every 1 minutes between 0 and 59"

The above will start sending these alerts every minute.


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On 10/9/2007 5:04:11 AM Brian H. Madsen said ..
Thank god for blogging and people like you handing out brilliant tips Sahil!!!

How often haven't I wished exchange would sync just a little bit faster when i needed those emails to come through!

thanks for the tip Sahil! now, how to run this command without the IT admin knowing about it :)

On 10/9/2007 10:39:25 AM Sahil Malik said ..
Brian - Try a date rape drug :) (Just kidding!)

On 10/9/2007 7:14:40 PM Brian H. Madsen said ..
is a date rape drug the same as an alluminum bat? if so, then i think i know what you want me to do..same as all the voices say!!!

On 10/9/2007 9:00:06 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Brian - is that how you seduce your dates? No wonder you're still single!