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I have a process that drops a file from an outside source to a folder on my servers. Is there a script or someway way I can be alerted via e-mail when the file is delivered to that folder.

I am using Office 365

I was thinking of setting up a schedule to monitor that folder and once the file is delivered I would be alerted.

Any help is much appreciated
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Can the process that puts the file on your server be modified to send the message?
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You could have a script that gets run via Windows Scheduler periodically to check the folder and then send an email, but that feels a bit like reinventing the wheel.  There are a number of utilities out there that do just what you are looking for, and more.  I gathered some in the list below a while back, some free, some that cost small money. Take a look and see if one of these might be an easy solution to your need.

I apologize if any of the links are broken, I haven't rechecked the list to see if any of these solutions dropped away.

===== FREE =====

http://www.brutaldev.com/page/Directory-Monitor.aspx
http://download.cnet.com/Directory-Monitor/3000-2248_4-10849871.html

http://www.contactplus.com/products/freestuff/monidir.htm

http://www.nodesoft.com/foldermonitor

http://www.gibinsoft.net/

http://leelusoft.blogspot.com/2010/07/watch-4-folder-22.html

===== $$$$ =====

http://www.watchdirectory.net/

http://www.coolutils.com/TotalFolderMonitor

http://www.networkautomation.com/

http://www.liquidmirror.com/alwayswatching.asp

===== WEAK =====

http://download.cnet.com/FolderWatch/3000-2092_4-10835.html?

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remmett70
I receive the file from an outside vendor via an application call Axway
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Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

 
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by:Bill Prew
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If you do want a VBS script, this question would be a great starting point.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_24891973.html

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by:FalconTwo
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Thanks very much this is more than enough I have briefly looked at all of them but will definitely go with one of them.

Cheers
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Welcome, thanks for the feedback.

~bp
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