How to send SMS from Gmail

How to send SMS from Gmail

It is quick and easy to send SMS from Gmail using the WinSMS email to SMS service.

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

Authentication:

To be able to send SMS messages via e-mail (SMTP) you must first enable this feature in “My Profile” in the Client Zone.

By default, the account’s admin e-mail address will be added as an authorized sender, but you can add additional e-mail addresses to be used for sending e-mail to SMS.

To do this, log into the Client Zone here and navigate to the “E-mail to SMS” tab on the “My Profile” page:



Congratulations! You have set up e-mail to SMS. Now go to  www.gmail.com and log in with your Gmail account information.

Click on the "Compose" button in the top left-hand corner. 



Type the cellnumber@winsms.net into the To: field. You can send to multiple recipients by using a semicolon (;) as a separator.

The subject field is not required. You can leave it blank or you can use it for a message reference.

Type your SMS message in the body of the email. 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 (taking into account the symbols that count as 2 characters. For more information on symbols that count as 2 characters, click here.). Click here to learn how to enable long message support, which will send 918 characters of the e-mail.

Click on the "Send" button. 



Congratulations! You have just sent an SMS from Gmail.

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 the time the message should be sent, for example:

Subject: 202211271500

In this example the message will be scheduled for 27 November 2022 at 15:00 (3pm).

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