How do I set a task list to notify people when a task is allocated to them in SharePoint?

  • Open your task list.
  • Click on the 'List' tab at the top left of the page.
  • The List menu will appear across the top of the screen:

  • Click on List Settings towards the right of the menu.
  • The List Settings screen will be shown:

  • Click on 'Advanced Settings' in the 'General Settings' column.
  • The advanced settings screen will appear.

  • In the 'E-Mail Notification' block, set 'Send e-mail when ownership is assigned?' to 'Yes'.
  • Scroll down and click the 'OK' button to save the change.