SMS to E-mail Configuration
This page provides you with step-by-step instructions
on how to configure the E-mail user of the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway software
to forward an incoming SMS message as an e-mail to a specified e-mail address.
The E-mail user, which is one of the installable users of
Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway, can forward incoming SMS messages from a standard
e-mail client to a specified e-mail address (or e-mail addresses).
It will send e-mails using an SMTP server. The e-mail address is the first
word of the SMS message. You can also specify this e-mail address in the
configuration form of the E-mail user.
Figure 1 - Incoming SMS sent out as e-mail
You can use the
graphical user interface of
Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway to send an incoming SMS message as an e-mail.
After specifying a unique username for the E-mail user,
the Configuration panel will show up.
To start performing the SMS to E-mail configuration,
click the SMS to E-mail tab.
This tab consists of the SMTP server, Recipient,
SMTP authentication, and Encoding sections (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - The SMTP server section of SMS to E-mail tab
Outgoing e-mails are relayed by an SMTP server. In the
SMTP server section, you can specify the address and the port of
the SMTP server. Enter the information in the respective edit boxes.
If an SMS message arrives, it can be forwarded to one or
more e-mail addresses. You can specify a e-mail address in the configuration
form, or you can rely on the e-mail address information in the SMS itself.
In the To (e-mail) edit box in the Recipient
section, you can specify the e-mail address to send incoming SMS messages to.
Check the Use e-mail address in SMS if present checkbox below the
edit box to make the program send the SMS message to the e-mail address
specified in the SMS message itself. If you check this checkbox, the e-mail
will not be sent to the e-mail address specified in the configuration form.
It will only be sent to the e-mail address(es) specified in the SMS itself.
The e-mail addresses have be separated with a colon. It should
look something like this:
In the CC (e-mail) edit box at the bottom of the
Recipient section, you can specify another e-mail address to send
a copy of an incoming SMS message to. Note, however, that
if you rely on the e-mail addresses in the SMS itself, the e-mails will
not be sent to this address. Then, they will only be sent to the e-mail
addresses specified in the SMS (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - The Recipient section of SMS to E-mail tab
If your SMTP server requires authentication, open the
SMTP authentication section and set the username and password (Figure 4).
Some SMTP servers require user authentication for security
reasons. To send messages using such an SMTP server, check the My SMTP
server requires authentication checkbox, and specify your SMTP username
and password in the respective edit boxes.
Figure 4 - The SMTP authentication section of SMS to E-mail tab
To find out how to configure it to
forward an incoming e-mail as an incoming SMS message to a specified phone
number, check out the E-mail to SMS
For detailed instructions on how to realize a two-way
E-mail - SMS gateway service, check out the
How to Set up an E-mail - SMS Gateway
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