How to change SharePoint mail language

Joëlle 20 Reputation points

My SharePoint language is set to Dutch. However, the mails I receive from SharePoint where people are asking for permission to a document, are all in Danish. How can I make sure that these emails are also sent in Dutch (or English)?

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  1. Martin Laplante 231 Reputation points

    For communication sites, the language of the access request is the base language of the site (note, not necessarily the site collection). It does not depend on the language to the requester nor the language of the recipient. The base language is set when the site is created, and can not be changed later.

    Most versions of Outlook let you translate most messages. Unfortunately, these types of system messages are not well handled by Outlook's translation, so only small bits of it will be translated by Outlook. Even Immersive Reader is unable to translate much of it. You're stuck with messages you don't understand, unless you delete the site and re-create it in a different base language. Or forward the message to a gmail account, read it on a browser and use Google's translation.

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 36,776 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    From your description, I understand you want to set the notification email language in English or Dutch.

    Per my test, the notification email language is decided by the default site collection language. The default site collection language has been set when the creation of site collection.


    So, you need to set site collection language as English (Dutch) or translate the Outlook email into English (Dutch).


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