SharePoint 2013 Tasks List not sending email to Assigned to

Per my test in my SharePoint 2013, if you create the task list by the  default tasks list template, there is no way to configure the Send Email Notification when task assigned. But there is easy work around for that. You can create your tasks list using the following template  and “Send e-mail when ownership is assigned” is set to yes, you can receive the email after the task is assigned.

The template is: http://yourSharePointSite/_layouts/15/new.aspx?FeatureID={00BFEA71-A83E-497E-9BA0-7A5C597D0107}&ListTemplate=107


The other way is to use powershell script to enable Email notification to assigned to. The following is a spinet of the script

Once enabled you will see the following configuration in the advanced settings of the Tasks List


Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell

$web = Get-SPWeb “your_site_url”

$list = $web.Lists.TryGetList(“your_tasklist_name”)

$list.EnableAssignToEmail = $true


I would prefer the first option because you have to have a Farm admin access to run the above powershell script.

Let me know if you have any question or have any better option.


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