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Poweshell script to email the content of a folder

I have this script that will email be if a new file has arrvied in a folder.

Instead I would like it to email be the contents of the folder

if (Test-Path C:\Atlas_upload\*.xml)
{
$emailFrom = "gannet@test.co.uk"
$emailTo = "r.ben@test.co.uk"
$subject = "You have a new ATLAS file"
$body = "There is a new ATLAS file"
$smtpServer = "consignia"
$smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)
$smtp.Send($emailFrom, $emailTo, $subject, $body)
}


Thanks

Luke
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KenMcFCommented:
I would use the send-mailmessage cmdlet and do something liek this



$Attch = @()
Get-ChildItem C:\Atlas_Upload -Filter *.xml | Foreach {$Attch += $_.FullName}
Send-MailMessage -To User@Domain.local -From User@Domain.local -SmtpServer smtp.domain.local -Subject Test -Attachments $Attch
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Brent ChallisPrincipal: ITCommented:
How are you triggering the code?  If the script is run on a schedule it will simply email all the xml files in the folder each time it runs.  I am assuming that after you receive the email you process the files and then delete them.  An alternative approach would be to use a file system watcher that would respond when a new xml file appears in the directory ond only process the new one.
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chrismerrittCommented:
Easiest way I find to email them is like this. Assumes your SMTP server supports SSL:

$MailSMTPServer = "SMTP Server Address"
$MailFrom = "sender@domain.com"
$MailRecipient = "recipient@domain.com"
$MailSubject = "Test"
$MailBody = "Test"
$AttachmentDirectory = "D:\Test\"

gci $AttachmentDirectory | % {$_.FullName} | Send-MailMessage -SmtpServer $MailSMTPServer -From $MailFrom -To $MailRecipient -Subject $MailSubject -UseSsl:$true -Body $MailBody

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luketrAuthor Commented:
Hi Ken,

This code you kindly provided works fine. The only problem is when the files are processed it will still email me if there are no files in the directory.

$Attch = @()
Get-ChildItem C:\Atlas_Upload -Filter *.xml | Foreach {$Attch += $_.FullName}
Send-MailMessage -To User@Domain.local -From User@Domain.local -SmtpServer smtp.domain.local -Subject Test -Attachments $Attch

Thanks

Luke
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Brent ChallisPrincipal: ITCommented:
Check $Attch.Count as being -gt 0 before sending the email.
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luketrAuthor Commented:
I don't know if i'm doing this correct but I get an error

The term 'Check' is not recognized as a cmdlet, function, operable program, or script file. Verify the term and try aga
in.
At line:1 char:6
+ Check  <<<< $Attch.Count -gt 0


$Attch = @()
Get-ChildItem C:\Atlas_Upload -Filter *.xml | Foreach {$Attch += $_.FullName}
Check $Attch.Count -gt ()
$emailFrom = "gannet@test.gov.uk"
$emailTo = "test@test.gov.uk"
$subject = "You have a new ATLAS file"
$body = "$Attch"
$smtpServer = "consignia"
$smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)
$smtp.Send($emailFrom, $emailTo, $subject, $body)

Thanks

Luke
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chrismerrittCommented:
no, he means like this:

if ($Attch.Count -gt 0)
{
	#Process Code here
}

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Brent ChallisPrincipal: ITCommented:
Here is the syntax for the test:

if ($Attch.Count -gt)
{
  $emailFrom = "gannet@test.gov.uk"
  $emailTo = "test@test.gov.uk"
  $subject = "You have a new ATLAS file"
  $body = "$Attch"
  $smtpServer = "consignia"
  $smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)
  $smtp.Send($emailFrom, $emailTo, $subject, $body)
}
else
{
  Write-Host "No files to process"
}
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