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uTorrent RSS Downloader e-mail notification script


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I recently found the nice feature RSS Downloader in uTorrent where you can choose to download things automatically using RSS.

This function lacks one thing – some kind of message or notification when it has started or finished a download.

So I created the below Windows Power Shell script that runs every 10 minutes and sends an e-mail if a new torrent has been added to the uTorrent data-directory and if that torrent´s name can be found in the uTorrent rss.dat file – which stores a list of all torrents downloaded using RSS Downloader.


# GetNewuTorrentDownloads.ps1

# uTorrent RSS Downloader notification script


$From = "you@your-isp.com"

$To = "you@your-isp.com"

$tenminutesago = (get-date).AddMinutes(-10)

# Note: you may need to change the path to your uTorrent data directory.

$recs = Get-ChildItem "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\*.torrent" |

where-object {$_.lastwritetime -gt $tenminutesago} |

Sort-Object LastWriteTime -Descending

if ( $recs.Length -gt 0 ) {

foreach ($TorrentFile in $recs) {

$TorrentName = $TorrentFile.Name.Replace(".torrent", "")

$TorrentDownloaded = $TorrentFile.LastWriteTime

# Note: you may need to change the path to your uTorrent data directory.

$sel = select-string -pattern $TorrentName -path C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\rss.dat

if ($sel -ne $null) {

$subject = "$TorrentName has been downloaded"

$body = "The torrent $TorrentName was downloaded at $TorrentDownloaded ."

$smtp = New-Object System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient("smtp.yourisp.com", "25");

# Uncomment the below row if your ISP´s outgoing mail server requires authentication.

#$smtp.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("username", "password");

$smtp.Send($From, $To, $subject, $body);




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