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Username: Netdear

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 03:07 pm:   

Can somebody here please tell me how to configure nowSMS to send the contents of the received SMS to an external email?I have gone through the documentaion and tried almost everything including the 2-Way tab,but it doesnt seem to work.

What i exactly want is ,when an sms/mms is received,the contents and the phone number is to be mailed to my gmail id.So when i check my inbox,i will get the list of all sms and related information.

If anybody has already setup nowSMS in a similar manner,please help

Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 6952
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 08:42 pm:   

Assuming that you're receiving from a GSM/GPRS modem.

For SMS, use a 2-way command with a "Command to Execute" of "mailto:youremailaddress".

For MMS, in the area where you configure the "MMS Settings" from the modem, there is a configuration option for "Forward to E-Mail Address".
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Username: Netdear

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 02:55 pm:   


Thanks for the response.But i have tried this already.
This is what i have set in the 2 way tab
SMS Command Prefix: * (wildcard)
Receive Phone Number: "phone number which is connected to nowsms"
Command to Execute: mailto:myemailaddress

But it doesnt work.

For MMS i didnt see any option "Forward to E-Mail Address" in MMSC,MMSC Routing or MMSC VASP tabs.

Please advice

Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 6975
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 06:59 pm:   

Two issues come to mind ...

First, it is possible that you are not actually receiving any SMS. Specifically, if your GSM modem is a Nokia Series 60 (S60) phone, then there is a limitation to the GSM modem interface of those devices, where they do not support delivering received SMS messages over the GSM modem interface.

This is the first thing to check. Disable all 2-way commands ... send an SMS into the modem.

Assuming that "Receive SMS" is enabled under the "Properties" of the modem, if NowSMS sees the received message, it will arrive as a file in the "SMS-IN" directory.

If a file does not arrive into the "SMS-IN" directory, then NowSMS does not see the message being received. Usually, this is because the phone-modem being used does not support this (Nokia Series 60). However, in some other instances, trying different values for the "SMS Message Storage" setting under "Properties" for the modem in the "SMSC" list can make a difference.

If you do see files in this "SMS-IN" directory ... try enabling your "mailto:" command in the "2-way" page again.

Is the "MMSC" service active?

E-mail files may be backing up in the "MMSCOUT" directory. This can happen if the "MMSC" service is not active ... or if NowSMS cannot figure out how to deliver the outbound e-mail.

By default, NowSMS 2006 will query internet DNS to figure out how to deliver e-mail messages. But you can also configure it to route all e-mail through an SMTP mail relay. If you are only sending e-mail to one e-mail address, put the SMTP server for that domain in as the "SMTP Mail Relay" setting under the "MMSC" page of the configuration dialog.

Regarding received MMS messages ... you configure the "Receive MMS" settings under "Properties" for the modem in the SMSC list.

If you are not using a GSM/GPRS modem (e.g., using EAIF, MM4 or MM7), then you need to configure an "MMSC VASP" to receive inbound MMS messages ... and those accounts have settings for forwarding to an e-mail address, just like with the "Receive MMS" settings for a modem connection.


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