Receive Build Notification E-Mail

You can register one or more e-mail addresses to receive e-mail alerts when the following Team Foundation events occur in a given team project:

  • A build queued by you has been completed

  • Any build has been completed

  • The quality rating of any build changes.

The e-mail includes the following information:

  • Name of the team project

  • Username of the person who started the build

  • When the build started and finished

  • The build agent that processed the build

  • A link to a Web page that displays additional details about the completed build.

Required Permissions

To complete this procedure, you must have the Team Foundation Server Edit project-level information permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To enable build notification alerts

  1. In Team Explorer, right-click a team project and then click Project Alerts.

  2. Select one or more alert events.

  3. In the Send to box of each alert event that you selected, type one e-mail address, or, type multiple e-mail addresses separated by semicolons.


You can use the e-mail address of a distribution list to simplify the process of specifying recipients.

  1. (Optional) In the Format box for each alert, select the format that you want the system to use for the e-mail: HTML (the default) or Plain Text.

See Also


Manage and View Completed Builds