E-mail to SMS, SMTP Server configuration

This guide gives you instructions on how to enable the built in SMTP server of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway to setup e-mail to SMS forwarding. It also contains instructions on how to verify that your SMTP server is running.

To configure the built in SMTP server of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, you need to open the server preferences form by clicking on the "Server preferences" menu item in the edit menu (Figure 1). On this form you should select the "E-Mail forwarding" tab. This tab has a checkbox called "Enable E-Mail to SMS forwarding (enable the built in SMTP server)". Place a checkmark into this checkbox and click OK.

enable the smtp server to make e-mail to sms forwarding possible
Figure 1 - Enable the SMTP server to make E-mail to SMS forwarding possible

After changing this configuration, please restart the Ozeki NG service in the control panel/administrative tools/services form or restart your computer.

To verify that the built in SMTP server is running, you can use the telnet application of windows. Open a command shell and telnet to port 25 of your computer. If the built in SMTP server is running you will see the greeting message of the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software.

verify e-mail to sms forwarding capability by checking the smtp server
Figure 2 - Verify E-mail to SMS forwarding capability by checking the SMTP server

SMTP authentication

In some cases you might want to setup SMTP authentication. (Note, that this feature is optional and for most cases you will not have to enable it).

To enable SMTP authentication, please check the "Require authentication" checkbox on the "Client connectivity" tab in the "SMTP server" groupbox. Note that after enabling SMTP authentication, only those SMTP clients will be able to send SMS, that authenticate themselves with a username and password. This means that in an SMTP client (e.g.: Outlook Express) you should turn on "My outgoing mail server requires authentication" feature and you should provide a username and password.

If you have enabled SMTP authentication in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, you can create a username and password by installing a standard user. The following webpage gives information about how this can be done: How to setup a standard user account in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. When you install this standard user, you specify a username and password. You can use this username and password when you configure SMTP authentication in your SMTP client.

A standard user account will not allow the user to apply configuration changes in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. It can only be used for sending messages.

More information

  • Autoreply voucher example
  • Email to SMS feature
  • Email to SMS alert
  • E-mail to SMS, SMTP Server configuration
  • Reminder example
  • SMS PIN code query
  • Bulk SMS Client
  • Sending e-mail alert SMS messages
  • Bulk SMS to a given phone number range
  • 2 way SMS to Email gateway
  • SMS Service Provider Connectivity
  • Users and SMS Applications