'Locking' templates for members


When a site owner, or someone with the right permissions creates an alert template on a list, every alert created after that uses this template by default.
However, if a member wants to, he/she can still create his/her own template. In this case, the site owner wants to control what information is sent by e-mail, so it would be a bad idea if members can put anything they want in an alert.

My solution: as a site owner, create the template. Make a new permission level for this specific list, where members can not create alerts. Then (site owner) make an alert for the members (alert for sharepoint group).

This sort-of works, but is not an ideal solution, I would prefer it if members can still create alerts, but not choose or make their own template. Is this possible?

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    Matthew McBride

    This is not supported with the current release of Alert Manager. However it is on our list of possible features to add to a future release although there is no planned release date as of yet.

    David Fisher
    Software Engineer
    SharePoint Solutions
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