Script for email notification when file is uploaded through Filezilla FTP Server

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      <p class=”_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM”>Hi, I am looking for a script to run through Powershell so I can receive an email notification when I receive an upload from Filezilla FTP server. I have Googled and this script below I found seemed to be the best one. I entered my gmail address and password in the SMTPCClient.Credentials where gmail_address and gmail_password are but it is still not working.</p>
      <p class=”_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM”>I created a bat and ps1 file. Right-clicked in the whitespace in the bottom panel of filezilla > “Action after queue completion” > Run command for bat file and set execution policy unrestricted for Powershell. Am I missing something, or does someone have a better script? Thank you.</p>

      $EmailFrom= "SENDER_EMAIL"
      $EmailTo= "RECIPIENT_EMAIL"
      $Subject= "EMAIL_SUBJECT"
      $Body= "EMAIL_BODY"
      
      $SMTPServer= "smtp.gmail.com"
      $SMTPClient= New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($SmtpServer, 587)
      $SMTPClient.EnableSsl = $true
      
      $SMTPClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("GMAIL_ADDRESS", 
      "GMAIL_PASSWORD");
      
      $SMTPClient.Send($EmailFrom, $EmailTo, $Subject, $Body)
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      Hello anuygen43,

      Do you receive any error?

      Does your gmail account use MFA?
      If yes please refer to following article to create app password:
      https://support.google.com/a/answer/176600?hl=en

      Also Gmail might not allow to send you email from your script as it might be considered unsecure app.
      Please refer to following article:
      https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

      Hope that helps.

       

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      Hi AndySvints,

       

      Thank you for the response and your assistance. The gmail account does not use MFA and I have already allowed gmail access for this app.

      I ran the script in powershell and received this error:

      Exception calling “Send” with “4” argument(s): “The specified string is not in the form required for an e-mail
      address.”
      At C:\fn\fn.ps1:12 char:1
      + $SMTPClient.Send($EmailFrom, $EmailTo, $Subject, $Body)
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FormatException

       

      What do I need to change in this line to make it work? Thanks.

       

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      Hello anuygen43,

      From the error message it appears that one of the parameters ($from or $to) is not an email address.

      Are you sending email to multiple recipients?

      Please verify $from and $to email address.

      Retype them manually if you copied them.

      Hope that helps.

       

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