Sending Email to SMS via SMTP
Sending email to SMS is also made possible using a server-generated e-mail. Connection via SMTP is an industry standard, used by operators for the purpose of sending high-volume text messaging. Use Email to SMS to send sms notifications, reminders, alerts or any other type of text message via an email server – SMTP API.
Before sending Email to SMS ensure it is enabled in your touchSMS account, to confirm this see our article Enabling Email to SMS.
There are two option when setting up SMTP Email to SMS template.
Open reply path allowing recipients to reply to your SMS. When using this options the system will randomly select one of the shared mobile numbers for your send.
You can add as many numbers X-CELLPHONE: 04xxxxxxxx
So if you want to send to two numbers, 0447100200 and 0447100250 with the message Sample Message
The email would look like;
Subject Leave Blank
The message above is using an open reply path allowing recipient to reply. Replies come back into your web inbox and a copy sent to your email.
Defining your Sender ID, you have the option to set an Alphanumeric Sender ID (eg touchSMS) or use a Virtual Number. Using an Alphanumeric Sender ID your recipients will not be able to reply to your SMS.
If you want to use a Sender ID then you need to add X-FROM-CELLPHONE
If you want the message coming from touchSMS your email would look like this;
Subject Leave Blank
Tip: If you elect to block your replies and use an Alphanumeric SenderID keep in mind Alphanumeric Sender ID’s are a minimum of 4 characters and maximum of 11. Sender IDs cannot contain symbols (e.g & . / , #) or spaces and may only contain letters and number.
For more information on Sender ID Options see our article Understanding Sender ID options
Tip: As a default your max character count is 160 including space (160 Characters = 1 SMS = 1 message part). If you exceed the 160 character count the system will cut off your SMS. If you would like to extend this to more than 1 Message Part login to your touchSMS account and go to;
Settings > Profile & Setting
Under Email to SMS Settings, you can change the number of message parts from the Maximum Message Parts drop down.
Tip: When sending EmailSMS, please ensure that you remove any signatures/graphics/disclaimers from the message body. A quick and easy solution is to add #END# to the end of your message. This will automatically remove any content after this point without the need to manually remove.