How do I create a reminder emails in SharePoint?
Am brand new to sharepoint, but I have a sharepoint task at hand and i need all you sharepoint guru's to point me in the right direction. Basically, I have end users that are currently setting reminders in their outlook to remind them about when certain customers require certain information. Is there a way to do this in sharepoint? to where I can setup a reminder for the end users when the time comes for these customers to get their emails? Or better yet, if it is possible to automate those emails through sharepoint to go out to the customers. Again i ask for patience as i am new to sharepoint. I would appreciate any help (ideas, sample code, tutorials, etc). Thanks a bunch.
May 2nd, 2012 2:58pm

What version of SharePoint are you working with? SharePoint has "Alerts" built into it. You can setup the alerts for the users or they can setup their own alerts by going to lists/libraries. The alerts can be setup using some pre-defined conditions. Having said that I'm not clear on what exactly you're after. Can you explain it more? >> I have end users that are currently setting reminders in their outlook to remind them about when certain customers require certain information. what do you mean by "when certain customers require certain information"? Can you give us an example or a scenario from your case? >> Or better yet, if it is possible to automate those emails through sharepoint to go out to the customers. It all depends on your requirements. Pman http://www.pmansLab.com/
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May 2nd, 2012 7:58pm

Hello, From the details that you have specified, not sure if we can specify the reminder email. However, following post should help configure the Reminder in outlook for sharepoint calendars http://sharepointadmin4u.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/how-to-setup-outlook-reminder-for-sharepoint-calender-events/ Hope this helps, Regards, Rohan --Please mark as "Answer" if the post resolve your issue--
May 2nd, 2012 11:06pm

Hi Please Check this link http://spreminders.codeplex.com/
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May 3rd, 2012 12:01am

Hi, You can use SP Designer or visual studio workflows to send reminder mails. Thanks, Rahul Rashu
May 5th, 2012 11:29pm

As Rahul mentioned, the most common way of generating reminders without deploying custom code is by creating a SharePoint Designer workflow that basically starts when an item is created, waits until the reminder date and then sends an email. You should find a few example with a web search for "SharePoint designer reminder workflow".Mike Smith TechTrainingNotes.blogspot.com
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May 7th, 2012 5:00pm

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