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    Email Alert...

    Has anyone heard of something that can do this? We want to receive an email anytime something is saved into a specific directory shared on the network. No matter what we do to train them, there's always someone who forgets to call us when they put something there and get grumpy when their project hasn't been.
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    Re: Email Alert...

    If you search google for monitor folder you'll find utilities doing this, e.g.
    WatchDirectory - Monitor a directory for changes and react!
    File Monitoring - Quick & Easy!

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    Re: Email Alert...

    If you are running Windows 2003 you already have Windows SharePoint Services in Windows Server 2003. It is a pretty good sharing and collaboration tool.

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    Re: Email Alert...

    It would be fairly straightforward to compose a short BATch file to use a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware program called WAITDIRC (WAIT until DIRectory is Changed) and use BLAT to send emails when something new appears in the directory, but some of the purpose-designed programs mentioned earlier might fit the bill quicker!

    John

    PS <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15> Wouldn't it be simpler for your customers just to send you an email direct, outlining what they want done, and if need be you could populate the folder in question?!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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