About notifications

Notifications can be used with rules to monitor the WS_FTP Server and send a message or take an action when an event occurs.

A file transfer event, such as a file upload or download, can trigger a notification that sends a message to a user or launches an application. Notifications help you respond to events that occur on the server and automate certain responses, for example:

Notification Types

There are three types of notifications. The notifications define how a message is sent and to whom the message is sent.

Note: The program notifications feature of previous versions of WS_FTP Server is now included in rules. For more information about creating a rule that launches an application or a batch file, see Rules Overview.