Sending Text Messages
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Our email to SMS gateway is perfect for sending an SMS text message to unlimited people reliably from any email software, server or CRM application. Simply create your free Messenger account, enable email to SMS on your account and then send emails to email@example.com. It really is that simple! Email to SMS is a hassle free way to instantly contact customers, staff, members, family and friends, or respond to enquiries received from your mobile marketing promotions.
You must enable Email to SMS on your account prior to using this.
Log in to your account, click on Settings, then Email2SMS, and check the Activate Email 2 SMS tickbox.
From your registered Messenger account email address, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com from your registered Textlocal account address. To send from other addresses simply add them as aliases in your Settings -> Email to SMS settings page in Messenger.
You can easily remove signatures or company footers from your email if you don't want to include this in your email to text message. You can do this by including ## at the end of your message.
You can send an Email to SMS message to a group of people you've already created on your Messenger account. To do this, send an email to tlgrpXXXX@txtlocal.co.uk, where XXXX is the group ID you want to send to. You can find the ID of a group by clicking on View Group ID on the advanced section of the Reports page in your Messenger account.
Send SMS texts up to 612 characters long
You can set a requirement to use a password for email to SMS via your 'Messenger>Email to SMS' setting. You then add password=xxx to your subject line.
Set a future date / time to send your messages. Simply set sched=2012-08-27-17-50-00 in the subject line and we will send the SMS text at the correct time.
In some cases you may need to let us know where your message starts. If you need to, add #%# before your message.
In addition to the above, you can send GROUP=xxxx,yyyy,zzzz in the SUBJECT line of your email. XXXX is the group ID you want to send to, You can find the ID of a group by clicking on View Group ID in the advanced section of the Reports page in your Messenger account.
Full delivery reports are available to track delivered, undelivered, and invalid numbers.
Have your SMS text arrive on the recipients phone addressed from your name, company name or phone number. Either set as the default name in your Messenger Email to SMS settings, or set sender=xxxx on the subject line.