This page explains how to install and configure an AutoReplyEasy user for
SMS messaging using the graphical user interface of the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway
Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway supports the installation
and configuration of an AutoReplyEasy user (among several other users and
applications, see the Users and
The AutoReplyEasy user allows you to automatically reply to
incoming messages, sending a reply message to the sender phone number of the
This feature makes the AutoReplyEasy user similar to the
Autoreply User. However, there are
some differences between them.
The Autoreply user allows you to reply to and forward
incoming messages to various phone numbers, based on the sender address and
the message content. The AutoReplyEasy user, however, only allows you to
automatically send a reply message to the sender phone number of the
recipient message. The reply can
be a plain text or a WAPPUSH SMS. A WAPPUSH SMS is basically a specially encoded
message which includes a link to a WAP or webpage address.
Unlike the Autoreply user, the AutoReplyEasy user does
not require you to edit rules following a rule syntax in the autoreply script
Instead of having to set rules in the script file, you only have to edit your
reply message. (This is the reason for the distinction "Easy" in its name.)
The reply message can contain the following special keywords.
These keywords will be replaced to the appropriate content in the message
text before the reply message is sent.
|$MSG||The incoming message text|
|$SENDER||The originator number|
|$RECEIVER||The recipient number|
You can use the graphical user interface of Ozeki
NG - SMS Gateway to install and configure an AutoReplyEasy user.
To start installing and configuring an AutoReplyEasy user,
click the Add button in the top right-hand corner of the Users and
Applications panel on the right of the Management Console.
You can also add a user by clicking the Add user item in the Users
and applications menu (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Adding a user
This will bring up an interface consisting of two panels.
- The panel on the left contains a list of users that have been installed.
In the bar at the bottom of the panel you can read how many users have been
- The panel on the right contains a list of users that can be installed.
- Each user in the left-hand panel is listed with a unique name
(and the user type stated in brackets).
- Each user in the right-hand panel is listed with the name of
its type and a brief description of what it can be used for.
To start installing an AutoReplyEasy user, click the Install link
in the respective entry in the list (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Installing an AutoReplyEasy user
When installing a user (type), you need to
give it a unique username. Clicking the Install link will
bring up the AutoReplyEasy user installation panel.
Here, you need to enter a unique username in the Username field.
The Autoreply script tab
of the Configuration panel will show up after you have
specified a unique username for the AutoReplyEasy user (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - The AutoReplyEasy script tab
This tab contains an uneditable text box, a dropdown menu
and an editable text box.
The uneditable text box is for the name of the AutoReplyEasy script file.
This file name, which includes the unique name you have specified for your
AutoReplyEasy user during the installation, is provided by the program.
In the AutoReplyEasy type dropdown menu, you can select the type of
your reply message. In the editable text box below, you can simply edit your reply message.
To configure logging related to the AutoReplyEasy user,
click the Logging tab in the Configuration panel.
The tab has a Logging and a Log file settings section.
Here, you can choose whether to make the program write log entries about sent
and received messages in human readable format and/or log SMS messaging related
to rules that have been applied. You should check one or both of the checkboxes,
as logfiles can be useful in debugging communication problems (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Logging options
In the Log file settings section of the tab, you can
make specifications for the size and the number of available logfiles.
Log rotation saves disk space, as it ensures that older (and probably no
longer needed) logfiles will be automatically deleted from the log directory,
which is specified in the
Log directory text box. By default, the access path to the logfiles is:
C:\Program Files\Ozeki\OzekiNG - SMS Gateway\Logs
In the Maximum log file size text box in the Logfile
settings section, you can specify the maximum size of a logfile.
Once this size is reached, a new logfile will be created. Specify the number
of kilobytes for the size of a logfile by entering a positive whole number.
By default, the maximum logfile size is 8000 kB.
In the Number of rotated files text box, specify the
maximum number of rotated logfiles that are saved. Specify this number by
entering a positive whole number. By default, the number of logfiles that
are saved is 4 (see Figure 4 above).
If you are content with the default specifications, leave
the text boxes unchanged.
In Advanced tab you can specify the phone number of
the sender, and you can provide a username and a password to login.
In the lower section of this tab you can enable Allow routing table
override option. If routing table override is enabled, this user can
specify the preferred service provider connection for each message. You can
also enable Enable accounting for this user option.
If you enable accounting, a credit limit can be set for this user. The user
will not be allowed to send more messages then the credit limit.
Figure 5 - Advanced tab
To modify the configuration or to view server events related to
an installed user, open the panel of the user's account. To do this, click the
name of the user in the Users and Applications panel of the
In the panel of the user's account, click on the link of
the task you wish to perform (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Configure link