Email to SMS Gateway

Send instant, personalised text messages from any email client with our Email to SMS gateway

Send bulk text messages from an email client such as Outlook or Gmail, using Textlocal’s Email to SMS gateway. Replies to your text message can also be forwarded to your email inbox. Email to SMS is a hassle free way to instantly contact customers, staff, members, or respond to enquiries received from your mobile marketing promotions – without logging into our online platform.

Sending an SMS from an email

Enable the Email to SMS option in your free Textlocal account to start sending text messages from the address you’ve used. Once you’ve enabled the option, simply send an email to ‘,‘ with your message in the body of the email from your registered Textlocal account address.

Send SMS to contact groups

You can send an email to SMS message to a group of people you’ve already created on your Textlocal account. To do this, send an email to, where XXXX is the group ID you want to send to. Use our wizard to learn how you can create a contact group and start sending to contact groups today.

Send SMS campaigns securely

We take the security and confidentially of your message seriously. This is why we’ve developed a unique feature to add a password to the emails that you send to us. From your free Textlocal account, you can set a requirement to use a password for Email to SMS, then add password=xxx to your subject line. Discover how you can make you Email to SMS more secure with Textlocal.

Customise your Email to SMS

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 Textlocal Email to SMS settings, or set sender=xxxx on the subject line. You can also ensure that your signature is not included by adding ## to the end of your email.

We have used Text Local for several months now and it has dramatically improved contact with our customers. Not everyone checks emails but most do check text messages. Great support to set up and easy to use website to set up auto top up and usage.Highly recommended!

—Emma Cooper, The Zebra Group

  • Fantastic service!