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E-mail to SMS Gateway

An e-mail to SMS gateway allows a computer to send or receive Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions.

Each mobile carrier has its own e-mail address for SMS. For example, to send a message to a mobile telephone in the United States serviced by AT&T, and the telephone number is +1 415-123-4567, the email address would be 4151234567@txt.att.net. The messages must be sent in ASCII "text-only" mode, and should be limited to 160 characters. Longer messages will be split up into short messages.

-- Contributors: Peter Thoeny - 2014-08-15

Discussion

As part of the upcoming SmsTwoStepAuthContrib I researched the options on how to send an SMS from a computer. I was surprised to find out that it is possible to simply send an e-mail. The catch though is that each carrier has its own e-mail address, and phone numbers need to be cleaned up (no country code, only numbers).

-- Peter Thoeny - 2014-08-15

Topic revision: r1 - 2014-08-15 - PeterThoeny
 
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