Once in a while I find myself logging on to a customers site and notice that a huge number of Alerts have built up in the Notifications inbox.
If you have ‘Show alert status’ enabled in your status bar you see the number of Alerts like this:
This example’s nice and tidy, and it’s because there’s a very simple clean-up job that you can use.
Systems administration > Period > Notification clean up:
You’ll see that I’m using an Advanced filter query to delete Alerts that are more than 10 days old, obviously you can setup whichever queries meet your needs.
Then it’s a simple matter to set this up as a recurring batch job (don’t forget to disable the Alerts option on the job) and bingo your Alerts are under control.