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Email: Email2SMS With TextGoto



Tagged with email2sms, email, sms
by Paddy Green
in Documentation

31-Mar-2015 00:00



On your smartphone, on your tablet, on your laptop - you ALWAYS have your email with you, and now you can use that to send SMS through your TextGoto account really easily! Just send an email to us, with the numbers, originator (where permitted) and message text and TextGoto will do the rest.

First you need to enable Email2SMS on your account for each email address you want to be able to send messages.

  1. Login and go to your account page
  2. Scroll to the bottom and locate the Email2SMS pane
  3. Enter the email address you want to be able to send through your account, and click the Add link
  4. Check the address has been added to your approved senders list in the Email2SMSPane
  5. Excellent - you're ready to go

Sending Your Email2SMS

Email2SMS isn't hard, but there are a couple of things you need to know about how you send the emails. The TO field of your email will contain addresses that identify the numbers you will send to. The SUBJECT line will allow you to change the originator (if this is permitted on your account, otherwise the default originator will be used). Finally the BODY of your email message will contain the message itself.

Each number that you want to send to must be defined as an email address - so for example, if you wanted to send a message to 07700900123, then you would address the email to 07700900123@txt2.it - you can add up to 250 addresses/numbers.

If your email has a signature built in, you need to let the system know when your message ends. You can do this by putting a hash (#) character at the end of the message. Beware, if you don't put the hash character, then your signature will be included in the message, and if you have long messages enabled this could be costly! Note the hash in the example below:

	To: 07700900123@txt2.it;07700900867@txt2.it etc
	Subject: TextGoto

	Hi, this is an example Email2SMS! Hope you like it!#

	Paddy Green
	Technical Monster
	TextGoto
  • Note that you can include carriage returns in your messages when using email2sms
  • Be careful of your message length, unwanted long messages will cost a lot more!
  • Email requests are processed roughly every three minutes

The Response Email

When you send an Email2SMS, you will receive a response email reminding you of the message you sent, how much you have been charged to your account, and a breakdown of numbers that were sent OK, were stopped, or were invalid. If there is a problem with your request then you will receive an email describing the problem (for example if you don't have enough credit on your account).

Please make sure that noreply@textgoto.com isn't being spam filtered by your email provider, or you may miss these important emails!