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Email to SMS

How do I send an SMS from my email?

  1. Ensure the sending email address is registered with Messij.
    See How do I change which email addresses I can use for Email To SMS? for more information.
  2. Create a new email as you normally would.
  3. Address the email to number@sms.e2x.messij.com (e.g. 0412345678@sms.e2x.messij.com).
    See How do I send to multiple recipients? For more information on how to send to multiple recipients.
  4. Enter your SMS in the body. Ensure you remove all signatures and other text as these will be sent if it is in the message body.
    See I have an email signature I cannot remove, how can I send my SMS but not my signature? For more information if you can't remove your signature.
  5. Send the email.
  6. In a few seconds to a few minutes you will receive a validation confirmation email.
  7. Reply to this message. Ensure you leave the subject line intact.
  8. Your SMS will be delivered to the number you specified.
  9. Once the job is complete you will be emailed a delivery report.

The picture below displays the information that is required. The email subject is not used at this time but you may wish to use this for your own reference.

Email to SMS

How do I send to multiple recipients?

You have several options to specify a list of recipients. These are described below.

  1. List of numbers in the email address

    You may enter a list of numbers in the To address, with each number separated by a “#”.
    For an example, see below.

    Email to SMS

  2. List of numbers inside the email message

    You may enter a list of numbers inside the email message by surrounding the numbers with start and end markers. Each number should be on a seperate line with the start marker being <numbers> and the end marker being </numbers>.
    For an example, see below.

    Email to SMS

  3. List of numbers attached to an email

    You may attach a list of numbers to an email by attaching a file named numbers.csv to the email and sending to bulk@sms.e2x.messij.com. From the attachment; one address is used per line. By default, the first column is used as the source for the addresses. If there is a header row, the numbers will be taken from the column with the heading numbers. For an example, see below.

    In a file called numbers.csv list the numbers like this:

    "Mobile Number","Company Name","Notes",...
    0212345678,Smith Co.,John Smith's company,....
    +61-8-9488-9540,mBox,Messij support number,....

    And attach the file to the email:

    Email to SMS

How do I send to an overseas number?

If you wish to send overseas specify the number as +[country code][number]@sms.e2x.messij.com. For example, to send to a number in Auckland (New Zealand): +6499096001@sms.e2x.messij.com. Note that when you add the country code, you must leave out the leading zero from the cell phone phone number e.g., 099096001 becomes +6499096001.

Can I set the caller ID of the sending SMS?

Yes you can, howerver but default all messages will be sent from "PRIVATE" unless otherwise specified. For security reasons you can only "Send As" a mobile number you have access to.

  1. Specify in the Messij website

    Log into "Toolbox", click SMS, click Sender Profiles. Your SMS settings will be displayed. Type the sender (reply) number in the "Mobile" field. When you send a Quick SMS or Broadcast SMS, you can select your number from the 'Sender' dropdown.

  2. Specify inside the email message

    You may enter the caller ID inside the email message by surrounding the number with start <sender> and end </sender> markers.
    For an example, in the email body :

    Hi John, the contract was signed today, great work!<end message>
    <sender>04111222333</sender>

I have an email signature I cannot remove, how can I send my SMS but not my signature?

If you have a signature that you cannot remove or is appended by your email server (Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo, AVG do this) you can format your email using either of the two options below and the signature text will not be sent. Note that the Messij.com email-to-SMS service will attempt to identify email signatures by looking for mutliple blank lines near the end of the message. In many cases this will identify the signature and only send the text you want to send. You can help this work by adding blank lines at the end of your message. If this doesn't work, you can use one of the methods below.

  1. Attach a text file

    You can create a text file (.txt) containing your SMS and attach it to your new email message. Our system will use the message in the .txt file and will ignore any content in the email body.

  2. <end message> Tag

    1. Create and address your email as you normally would.
    2. Type your SMS at the start of the email body
    3. At the end of the message type <end message>
    4. Send the message

    The Messij system will send your SMS and ignore any text after <end message>.

Why do you send a validation confirmation email before sending the message?

This is an important security measure. This prevents others from sending messages without your authorisation.

I do not want to receive a validation confirmation email, can I turn this off?

Yes. You can choose a different authentication option.

What are the charges involved?

Prices are available on the pricing page.

Can I send a message using a web-based email services?

Yes, it will work with web-based email service like GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Bigpond etc.

Can I send a message from a free email client like GMail, Hotmail or Yahoo?

Yes.

What email software does Email to SMS work with?

It works with all popular email software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft OWA, Eudora, Mozilla Thunderbird.

Can I see a list of sent SMSs?

Yes, you will need to log into "Toolbox" and click the "Broadcast Reports" link in the left menu.

What is my status reporting email address?

This is the address to which we will send Email to SMS delivery reports.

How do I change my status reporting email address?

Log into "Toolbox", click "Settings", then click "Account Settings". Your account settings will be displayed. Type your new address in the "Email Address" field.

From what email addresses can I send Email to SMSs?

An email address must be registered with your MessageOut subscription before it can be used with the Email to SMS service. You may have up to a maximum of 4 such email addresses registered for use with Email to SMS.

How do I change which email addresses I can use for Email To SMS?

Log into "Toolbox", click "Settings", then click "Authorised Senders" link in the left menu. Your current list of authorised email addresses will be displayed. You can add, edit, or remove email addresses from the link using the forms provided.

Can I have my entire domain (@acme.com) as an authenticated domain?

Yes. To use this feature please contact Messij Support.

How to I add credit to my account?

Log into "Toolbox" and enter a topu amount in the "top up" box on the overview page, or click the "Top Up link in the left menu. Choose the credit amount you wish to add and continue the purchase process. If you wish to set up automatic top-up, go to the "Subscription Settings" section in My Account.

How quickly is a SMS delivered?

This depends on our network load. The typical delivery is between 10-120 seconds. If you have not received a message after 10 minutes please contact Messij Support.

How long can an Email To SMS be?

Email to SMS has a maximum message length of 458 text characters. Messages between 160 and 309 characters will be charged as two messages; messages over 309 characters will be charged as three messages. Unicode characters and emoji count as 2 standard characters.

How long does my Messij credit last?

Your credit is valid for 24 months from the date of purchase. If you top up your account, then your credit expiry is then exended for another 24 months from the date of the top up.



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