How to send bulk messages using Excel client
This page demonstrates an example on how to send great numbers of SMS text messages from Excel easily and swiftly. In case of huge numbers of SMS messages you need to export messages into CSV file format before sending. In this way Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will send out your messages seamless. Please follow the configuration steps and check the screen shots and video tutorial to adopt this solution properly.
How to send bulk messsages using Excel (part 1/1, configure your system)
In our example there is an Excel file that contains SMS text messages. For a better demonstration I placed this file on the Desktop (Figure 1).
On Figure 2 you can see that the file contains 10,000 SMS text messages to be sent out.
Now you can learn how to send out these messages with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway in CSV file format. First, select columns C, D, and E in the Excel file (Figure 3).
Now delete the selected columns in the file (Figure 4).
Type =now() in C1 cell (Figure 5).
Now you need to select those cells of column C that contains messages to be sent out. You also need to select C1 cell. If it is done, click on "Fill" button in the toolbar and then click on "Down" (Figure 6).
Click on "Office" button and then select "Save as" option in the menu (Figure 7).
Select CSV file format in Save as type line (Figure 8).
Now start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. Click on Add new user or application. Select File user interface and click on install next to it (Figure 9). In this way you can create a new user in the SMS gateway that will operates SMS sending in CSV file format.
On General tab select CSV as File format and click on OK (Figure 10).
Copy the saved CSV file (Figure 11).
Finally the CSV file needs to be pasted into the smsout folder of the File user (Figure 12).
The File user of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway sends the SMS text messages out seamless (Figure 13).