Email to SMS

Secure Sending - Introduction

This guide contains instructions on how to send an SMS via email, using a registered email address.
There are two methods available: send a single SMS or send bulk/multiple SMSes from one email account.

Email to SMS Prerequisite

  1. Any email client
  2. A SMSPortal account

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Security Information

  • For security reasons, only one email address can be authorised to send Email to SMS requests for an SMSPortal account. To configure this please follow the procedure provided in the following “How to Register” section.

How to Register

To register a new email address (or change the registered email address) please send an email to [email protected], as specified below.

The email must be addressed to [email protected], contain the subject line (as shown below) and must be sent from the email address you would like to register.

A response reflecting the success of the registration process will be sent once the process is completed.

Email Field

Description

From

Your Email Address

To

[email protected]

Subject

All options must be separated by braces.

  • [un=myusername] – Your SMSPortal username
  • [pw=mypassword] – Your SMSPortal password
    Example of subject line: [un=xxx][pw=123]

Body

Not Used

CC

Not Used

Example of Registration Email

The subject line contains the required information, un and pw, while the email is addressed to [email protected], and sent from the email address you would like to use.

How to Send a Single SMS

The following settings are available.

All emails must be addressed to @mymobileapi.com and must contain the subject line, have a from email address and contain a message.

Email Field

Description

From

Your email address

To

The To address must start with a mobile number and contain the domain in the address.
E.g. [email protected]

Only one email address will be accepted.

Subject

The subject must contain your account password.

Body

The message you wish to send to the mobile phone. This must be in plain text format.

CC

Not Used

BCC

Not Used

Single SMS - Example Email

How to Send a Bulk SMS

The following settings are available. The items in Bold are required.

All emails must be addressed to [email protected] and must contain the subject line, have a from email address and contain a message.

Email Field

Description

From

Your email address.

To

The To address must be [email protected] when sending to multiple
mobile phone numbers from one email. Only one email address will be accepted.

Subject

The subject must contain your account password.

Body

Each line item in the email body must consist of the following information:

  • Phonenumber
  • Message
  • CustomerId (optional)
    They must be separated by the tilde “~” (above the 1 or left of the 1 key on the keyboard)

CC

Not Used

BCC

Not Used

Bulk SMS - Example Email

Standard Sending - Introduction

This guide contains instructions on how to send an SMS via email using any email client.
There are two methods available: send a single SMS or send bulk/multiple SMSes from any email account.

How to Send a Single SMS

The following settings are available. The items in Bold are mandatory.

All emails must be addressed to @mymobileapi.com and must contain the correctly formatted subject line, have a from email address and contain a message.

Email Field

Description

From

Your email address

To

The To address must start with a mobile number and contain the domain in the address.
E.g. [email protected]
Only one email address will be accepted.

Subject

All options must be separated by braces.

  • [un=myusername] - Your SMSPortal username
  • [pw=mypassword] - Your SMSPortal password
  • [ack=1] – When set to 1, we will send an acknowledgment via email that the email to SMS request was received, and if it was processed. (optional).
  • fwdmo=1] – fwdmo can be set to [fwdmo=1] or [[email protected]]
    When fwdmo is set to [fwdmo=1] replies will be sent to your From email otherwise or when
    fwdmo is set to [[email protected]] replies will be sent to the valid email address
    specified (in this case [email protected]) (optional).

An example of a correctly formatted email subject line:
[un=xxx][pw=123][ack=1][fwdmo=1]

Body

The message you wish to send to the mobile phone. This must be in plain text format.

CC

Not Used

BCC

Not Used

Single SMS - Example Email

Example 1. The subject line contains the minimum required information, un and pw.

Example 2. The subject line contains the minimum required information, un and pw, and the optional parameters, ack and fwdmo.

How to Send a Bulk SMS

The following settings are available. The items in Bold are required.

All emails must be addressed to [email protected] and must contain the correctly formatted subject line, have a from email address and contain a message.

Email Field

Description

From

Your email address.

To

The To address must be [email protected] when sending to multiple mobile phone numbers from one email.
Only one email address will be accepted.

Subject

All options must be separated by braces.

  • [un=myusername] - Your SMSPortal username
  • [pw=mypassword] - Your SMSPortal password
  • [ack=1] – When set to 1, we will send an acknowledgment via email that the email to SMS request was received, and if it was processed. (optional).
  • [fwdmo=1] – fwdmo can be set to [fwdmo=1] or [[email protected]]
    When fwdmo is set to [fwdmo=1] replies will be sent to your From email otherwise or when
    fwdmo is set to [[email protected]] replies will be sent to the valid email address
    specified (in this case [email protected]) (optional).

Example of a correctly formatted email subject line:
[un=xxx][pw=123][ack=1][fwdmo=1]

Body

Each line item in the email body must consist of the following information:

  • Phonenumber
  • Message
  • CustomerId (optional)
    They must be separated by the tilde “~” (above the 1 or left of the 1 key on the keyboard)

CC

Not Used

BCC

Not Used

Bulk SMS - Example Email

Example 1. The subject line contains the minimum required information, un and pw, and a line item for each SMS that needs to be sent.

Example 2. The subject line contains the minimum required information, un and pw, and the optional parameters, ack and fwdmo.


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