Yes, you can forward every e-mail to up to 20 SMS
To forward an e-mail to many numbers all you have to do is to enter all the
SMS numbers separated with a semicolon into the "Send SMS to (phone number):"
field in the "E-mail to SMS" tab of the E-mail user configuration form.
Yes, you can. There is no limit to the number of
e-mail addresses that can receive a copy.
You should create an e-mail user for each recipient e-mail address in the
"Users and applications/Add user" menu item. After this, you should add
incoming routes in "copy" mode to the inbound routing table for
each user to forward a copy of the incoming messages to the appropriate
Yes, the software can be configured to download
e-mails from any standard POP3 e-mail account. It supports standard POP3
connections (port 110) and SSL based POP3 connections (port 995).
You can use this option to
download e-mail from your Internet Service Provider, your Linux mailserver, from
your company Exchange server or from Google G-mail. To setup this feature all
you have to do is to add an E-mail user to the software using the "Users and
Applications / Add user" menu item and configure "E-mail to SMS" forwarding.
The e-mail server will die. The SMS server will not
delay the polling until sufficient capacity is available. This means that
90 second polling interval would go up to several minutes.
you want to setup an e-mail SMS gateway, setting up 500 POP3 clients is not
a good option. The POP3 technology is based on polling, which means that both
the e-mail server and the SMS server is likely to become overloaded with this
In this scenario, you should configure an event-driven system. This means
that if an e-mail arrives to the mailbox it should trigger an event, for example,
a HTTP request to send the SMS. Polling is not a good option. We can give you
more detailed information about this event triggering if you give us more
information about the e-mail server. For example, on a unix/procmail system,
you can achieve your goal by editing a small procmail script.
Concerning its technology,
works as an e-mail client. It can download e-mail messages using
POP3 from a mail sever and can forward them as SMS messages. If
incoming SMS messages are received, they are converted to e-mail
and sent using SMTP through a mail server.
The +firstname.lastname@example.org number format would require the SMS server
to have a built in mail server. Based on our experiences we have found that
including a mail server in an SMS Gateway is not a good option (Ozeki
Message Server 6 has a mail server included). The are many reasons for
this. For example:
- The number of SPAM messages, and e-mail viruses are growing and the
SPAM traffic can reduce the efficiency of the SMS gateway. Setting up
and updating SPAM filtering on external mailservers (Exchange, Sendmail, etc.)
is much easier.
- Often, the SMS Gateway is installed on a computer that already has a
mail server running, and it cannot allocate the SMTP port (25), to receive
outgoing mail messages.
- E-mail bounce backs and mail loops, are harder to handle and can
also decrease the performance of the SMS functionality.
So the answer to the question is that we do not support this phone number
format in Ozeki NG. You should put the phone number in the subject line :).
the software does not include the headers/footers/attachments in the e-mails. It
extracts the subject line and the text of the message body. You can configure
what is the maximum length of text that should be forwarded in SMS. If you
set this number to 160 characters, only 1 SMS will be sent.
Yes, you can
decide which e-mail address should receive the incoming SMS message. You can
forward an SMS messages to one or more e-mail addresses based on the keyword
of the SMS messages.
Keyword based filtering is handled in the
routing configuration. To use this option, you have to add a new incoming
route to the "Inbound routing" table. The "Inbound routing" table can be
edited by clicking on the "View/routing/inbound" menu item.
In the "Inbound routing" configuration form, you should click on "Add" to
create a new route. In the new route creation form, select the source
(service provider), where the incoming SMS message is coming from, enter
your keyword into the "Condition 3. (Keyword):" editbox and select the
destination e-mail user.
If you want to forward the incoming messages to only one e-mail user set the
Mode option to "Move" and you are all set. Click "OK" to exit.
If you want to forward the incoming messages to more than one e-mail user, you
should set the Mode option to "copy" then click "OK" and you should create a
similar rule for the the second user, and for the fird, fourth, etc. user.
You can submit a VCARD (or any other message type) from POP3, if your subject
line is empty and the e-mail body contains the following format:
N:family name;given name
TEL;VOICE;HOME:home landline phone number
TEL;VOICE;WORK:work landline phone number
TEL;CELL:mobile phone number
TEL;CELL;WORK:work mobile phone number
BDAY:date of birthday
This format is composed of two parts. The first line is the
message type identifier, the second part is the message data formatted
according to the Ozeki Message Type specification.
When the built in SMTP server is
used, which user account will send the messages?
The admin account
If you don't use SMTP authentication, the message will be sent by the admin
account. Note, that you can also configure the built in SMTP server to request
a username and password. To do this you need to enabling the SMTP authentication
checkbox in the server preferences form at the built in SMTP Server section.
If SMTP authentication is configured, you need to
create a standard user account
with a username and password. After this configuration is applied and the standard
user account is created, you have to configure your e-mail client (SMTP client).
In the e-mail client (SMTP client), configure SMTP authentication and a username
and a password, to be able to send SMS messages through the built in SMTP server.