Task List Assignment Email Not Sending

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I'm setting up a new SharePoint site and want to create a place for employees to submit PTO requests via a Task List. I want it to send an email to the manager who will be approving their request, but I cannot get it to work.


I have the setting "send e-mail when ownership is assigned?" set to "Yes".


I have created test tasks, and looped in a manager as the person the task is "Assigned To". I know that she has access to the tasks themselves, because if I send her a direct link, she is able to see the task list and approve/reject the ones assigned to her. 


However, she is not getting any emails notifying her that new tasks have been assigned to her. 


Help! How do I fix this? I want her to get an email if someone creates a task that is assigned to her.

2 Replies

@dashas Same issue here.

@alexw80 @dashas 

I have tested this on my SharePoint site & it is working fine for me. I received email after creating a new task as well as re-assigning existing task by changing "Assigned To" field:



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