John, I don’t typically recommend alerts but some people like them. The problem is that they spit out a lot of emails (any time a task is updated) that end up getting ignored, but doesn’t explain why (very important) and doesn’t necessarily send out emails when it should. It’s a communication function that I like to keep direct and not try to cover it up with a lot of emails. Sorry, that’s me. Like I said, others have used it with success.