Enable notifications for Tasks list in SharePoint 2013

Hi SharePoint Folks,

In SharePoint 2013 you will find that the option to enable email notification for Tasks list is no longer there. It used to be under List Settings > Advanced Settings > Send e-mail when ownership is assigned? (Yes/No). It is still there for Issues list in SharePoint 2013 however. now you need to enable email notification from Power Shell through this script.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell
 
$web = Get-SPWeb "http://myServer/myWeb"
$list = $web.Lists.TryGetList("Tasks")
 
$list.EnableAssignToEmail = $true
$list.Update()

Once email notification is enabled for the Tasks then create new task and assign to any user. after that user will receive the email regarding new task which assigned to him or her.

Note: Before you run this code, make sure that you have configured outgoing mail.

Happy SharePointing 😉

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