Email To SMS Gateway
Send SMS using from your email
Our Email Gateway service allows you to send text messages from any email service or system to a mobile device. It can be anything from Microsoft Outlook on a Windows PC, Mac Mail, Gmail, Hotmail to a Perl or PHP script running on a Unix host and many more.
How it works...
- In your email service / program create a new email
- In the 'To' box enter the mobile number followed by @sms.world-text.com
- Press 'Send' and we do the rest!
Three accounts configuration options are provided catering for nearly all requirements. Using the gateway couldn't be simpler, just compose your message of up to 160 characters for a single length SMS or longer for a 'Multi-Part' SMS and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, then World-Text.com does the rest.
With our Email to SMS gateway you can effortlessly send text messages from any email client, such as Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, Eudora, Elm, Pine, Unix Mail. Current uses include:
- Forwarding email
- Office voicemail notification
- System operation alerts/alarms
- Personal communications
- Product promotion
- Employee communications
- Notifications of new job prospects
- Taxi information service
- Property alert system
- Event announcements
- Fan list information
- Package tracking
No plug ins or installation is required. Simply use the software you already have on your computer. You simply send an email to email@example.com. To try this service for free sign up for a trial account now.
If combined with our two-way service the
Email to SMS
gateway becomes a bidirectional service allowing two-way communication
and mobile phone.
Once setup using the service could not be easier. From your favorite email client simply select create a new message.
In this example on Microsoft Outlook, this is achieved by clicking the New button on the top left of the application.
Now address the message as show in the second image. The mobile number should be specified in international format, this is a UK mobile number starting 077... and has had the leading 0 replaced with the UK dialing code 44.
Now enter the subject and message as you would normally, but remember 160 characters is the limit as a default, however you may increase what the maximum message length restriction is on the options page.
All that remains to be done is for you to click send.
UNIX offers very powerful scripting features making it very simple to send a message manually or more usefully, automatically to the SMS gateway. Since there are so many varied ways to send messages we will provide only one simple command line example here:
echo "Server CRITICAL at `date`" | mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any further help then we have UNIX experts available who can provide consultancy to help develop your own scripts or programs in almost all well known languages including, bourne-shell, C, C++, Perl, PHP and Python.
If you want to send messages from your own web page, then this can be achieved simply in PHP by using the built in mail command. If you require a sample PHP script then please contact us and we will be happy to email one out to you.