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Where are these notifications coming from?

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Everytime an item is added to a list, I get an email formatted like:

Hi <name>, A new item was added at 2020-10-00612:38:42Z by <creator name>. Details: <details>

Where does this message come from? More importantly, how does one turn it off?

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My first thought would be that you have enabled notifications on the list in question. You can easily turn them back off by clicking on the elipsis on the right of the list menu, and clicking disable notifications. The screenshot below is in Dutch, I apologize for that but it should give you an idea of where to find the notification option.

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I thought that as well, but that isn't the case here. Those alerts are off, and It's been awhile since I've used them but I think they are also formatted quite different - thank you for the suggestion though @OliverR-1982 

Is it possible that there is a Microsoft Flow configured for that list that's sending you these emails, @cmac474 ? You could check at https://flow.microsoft.com and click on My flows in the navigation panel. But I reckon you would remember setting up a flow... Or maybe someone else configured a flow to send you an e-mail after each list update? But then the e-mails would have to come from a known user within the organization (ie. the one who configured the Flow).

 

I'm afraid I'm out of ideas, to be honest.

best response confirmed by cmac474 (New Contributor)
Solution

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/business-apps/power-automate/get-started/create-your... this article describes how to set up a Flow to receive e-mail notifications on list updates. The example message shown in the article appears to be the same as the one you're getting.

 

That's it! I knew I shouldn't have believed them when I asked them if they created a workflow recently ;) @OliverR-1982