Here is a python code which monitors the number of files in folders and sends a report every 15 minutes using Outlook account and Python (3.4). The code assumes that the interest is to get the number of files (the results are in files and thus interested in the number of files). However, the code could be easily adapted to user specific needs!! Python win32com package is needed.
import time import os import win32com.client as win32 TO = 'firstname.lastname@example.org' main_path = 'c:\\folder\\path' folders_to_watch = ['A', 'B', 'C'] # number of seconds between 2 messages message_frequency = 60 * 15 report_count = 1 while True: message = "Folder status: <br/> " for f in folders_to_watch: number_of_files = len([name for name in os.listdir(main_path + f)]) message = message + f + '[' + str(number_of_files) + ']' + '<br/>' outlook = win32.Dispatch('outlook.application') mail = outlook.CreateItem(0) mail.To = TO mail.Subject = 'Experiments status report - ' + str(report_count) mail.HtmlBody = message mail.send print('successfully sent ' + str(report_count) + ' emails') report_count = report_count + 1 time.sleep(message_frequency) print('End of folder watch')