Sending E-mail to SMS

Sending E-mail to SMS

The WinSMS E-mail to SMS Gateway allows one to send e-mails which are then converted to SMS messages. 

If you are using Microsoft Outlook version 2007 or 2010 please click here for detailed instructions on how to set up the Outlook Mobile Service. The Outlook Mobile Service (OMS) is only available in South Africa. 

Please note that the e-mail to SMS gateway should not be used for sending large batches of messages (greater than 1000 at a time).

If you need to send messages in bulk then please use the WinSMS Desktop Client Software or our online bulk SMS portal at WinSMS.mobi.

In order to use the E-mail to SMS gateway you must have an account with WinSMS. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.   

E-mail to SMS methods of authentication

The WinSMS E-mail to SMS Gateway supports two different methods of authentication: 

Subject Authentication - You include your WinSMS username and password in the Subject of the e-mail.

Sender Address Authentication - You specify the e-mail addresses from which you want to be able to send e-mail to SMS messages.

How to send Email to SMS using Subject Authentication

Simply send an e-mail to cellnumber@winsms.net with your WinSMS username and password in the subject field using the format: #username,password#

 

The username and password must be separated by a comma, and must be enclosed by a hash #.

The gateway will send the first 160 characters of the e-mail as the SMS message, but if you have enabled long messages under "My Profile" in the Client Zone, it will send the first 918 characters of the e-mail. 

Scheduling: 

If you want to schedule the message for later delivery, include the date/time in the subject line in the following format:

Subject: #john,password,YYYYMMDDHHMM#
YYYYMMDDHHMM represents the date and time the message should be sent – for example:
Subject: #john,password,201511271500#

In this example the message will be scheduled for 27th November 2015 at 15:00 (3PM).

To view or download your logs of sent messages just login to the Client Zone (here)  and go to "Logs". 

To be able to use Sender Address Authentication you must first specify which e-mail addresses can be used for authentication. To do this log into the Client Zone here and navigate to the "Email to SMS" section at the bottom of the "My Profile" page where you can add one or more email addresses as shown below: 



Once you have done this you will be able to send to cellnumber@winsms.net without putting your username and password in the subject. 



The username and password is NOT required in the subject. The subject can be used for any personal reference and it won't appear in the SMS that gets sent.

The gateway will send the first 160 characters of the e-mail as the SMS message, but if you have enabled long messages under My Profile in the client zone, it will send the first 918 characters of the e-mail. 

Scheduling: 

If you want to schedule the message for later delivery, include the date/time in the subject line in the following format:

Subject: YYYYMMDDHHMM
YYYYMMDDHHMM represents the date and time the message should be sent – for example:
Subject: 201511271500

In this example the message will be scheduled for 27th November 2015 at 15:00 (3PM).

To view or download your logs of sent messages just login to the Client Zone (here)  and go to "Logs".

Don't have a WinSMS account yet? Register your free trial account here.


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