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FTP Server which triggers emails to be sent.

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I want to set up an FTP server (connected both to the internet and to a Microsoft LAN).  I haven't decided on the OS yet, but prefer Microsoft as that is what users are used to - I also want it to be accessible across the LAN for copying on files.

The FTP server will be divided into different folders for clients.  When files are made available for them to download (by placing them in their FTP folder), is it possible to automatically fire off an email to them telling them files are available for download?

Any ideas?
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You could write a script and schedule a task/cron job based on your OS to execute the script.  The script could check for files in folders and send an email based on the folder name or something like that.  The only problem would be that it would keep sending emails untill the files are deleted from that directory.

If you would like some help getting started on a script let me know what OS you would be using.
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Mcsween - thanks very much for the reply.

I see you are getting at.  I am not sure if repeat emailing until all folders are empty would be regarded as a 'nuisance' by clients.

Are you aware of any enhanced version of FTP is available which has that sort of functionality built in?

Regards

Chris
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I found this online.  Never used it though.  Looks like it runs from the client's computer and checks at regular intervals for new files.

http://www.youvegotfiles.com/
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Thanks very much for that.  I'll check it out.
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Mcsween.  Youvegotfiles looks good on paper - thanks very much for the link.

Chris
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