You may want to send an email with results of WinSCP transfer (or other operation). First, you need to check WinSCP exit code to determine if the script succeeded or not.
To actually send the email, you can use:
- Any command-line email client you like, e.g.
The following batch file launches PowerShell to use its
Send-MailMessage cmdlet. With
Send-MailMessage, it is easy to send WinSCP log file as an attachment.
@echo off set WINSCP_LOG=example.log rem Run WinSCP script winscp.com /ini=nul /log=%WINSCP_LOG% /script=example.txt rem Check WinSCP result and prepare the email message if %ERRORLEVEL% equ 0 ( set WINSCP_SUBJECT=Success set WINSCP_MESSAGE=The files were uploaded successfully. set WINSCP_CODE=0 ) else ( set WINSCP_SUBJECT=Error set WINSCP_MESSAGE=Error uploading files, see attached log. set WINSCP_CODE=1 ) echo %WINSCP_SUBJECT% echo %WINSCP_MESSAGE% rem Send the email message set SMTP_FROMemail@example.com set SMTP_TOfirstname.lastname@example.org set SMTP_SERVER=mail.example.com set SMTP_USERNAMEemail@example.com set SMTP_PASSWORD=password if exist "%WINSCP_LOG%" set ATTACHMENT=-Attachments '%WINSCP_LOG%' powershell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command Send-MailMessage ^ -From %SMTP_FROM% -To %SMTP_TO% -Subject '%WINSCP_SUBJECT%' -Body '%WINSCP_MESSAGE%' ^ %ATTACHMENT% -SmtpServer %SMTP_SERVER% -UseSsl ^ -Credential (New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ^ ('%SMTP_USERNAME%', (ConvertTo-SecureString '%SMTP_PASSWORD%' -AsPlainText -Force))) exit /b %WINSCP_CODE%
Of course, once you rely on PowerShell anyway, it might be better to use PowerShell for your whole script, instead using a batch file. In PowerShell you can even use WinSCP .NET assembly, what gives you much better error control among other things.
Download and install the
sendmail. When installing
sendmail, you can ignore all references to
c:\usr\lib) directories in its installation instructions, as you will be running
sendmail.exe directly from a Windows batch file. Just place all
sendmail files (
ssleay32.dll) to any convenient location (e.g. along with WinSCP), and edit the
An example of using
sendmail with WinSCP:
winscp.com /ini=nul /log=example.log /script=example.txt if %ERRORLEVEL% equ 0 ( echo Success sendmail.exe -t < success_mail.txt exit /b 0 ) else ( echo Error! sendmail.exe -t < error_mail.txt exit /b 1 )
The contents of
success_mail.txt may for example be:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Success The files were uploaded successfully.