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Anonymous
Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2003 - 10:03 pm:   

I'VE GOT A LARGE DATABASE OF MOBILE PHONES CATEGORIZED BY AGE, LOCATION, INTERESTS E.T.C. IF I EXPORT THE NUMBERS TO A TEXT FILE HOW CAN I IMPORT THEM INTO SMS/MMS GATEWAY UNDER A GROUP?? DO I HAVE TO ENTER THEM MANUALLY (ONE BY ONE) ??
I'VE CHECKED THE PRODUCT BUT I COULD NOT FIND SUCH OPTION.\
IS IT POSSIBLE (WHEN CONFIGURING SMSC-UCP/EMI)INSTEAD OF A NUMBER (SENDER) TO WRITE A NAME ??
I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER.}
Kent Williams
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2003 - 01:41 am:   

For your first question:

If you can export the numbers into a text file with one number per line of text, then it is a simple process to import that file into NowSMS.

Distribution lists are maintained on a per user basis (per user account defined on the "SMS Users" dialog). Under the "Program Files\NowSMS" directory, you can create a directory named "DLists". Under that directory, create an account with the name of a user account. Finally, in that directory ("Program Files\NowSMS\DLists\username"), copy your list of phone numbers into any file name with a .TXT extension (e.g., testlist.txt).

To send a message to this list, specify "testlist" instead of a phone number, and the message will be sent to all phone numbers listed in "testlist.txt".

For your second question:

Yes, you can specify an alphanumeric text string as the "Sender Address" (instead of an actual phone number) when configuring a UCP/EMI SMSC connection, if this is supported by your operator.

- Kent Williams
Now Wireless Support
YIANNIS
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2003 - 05:46 am:   

Thanks Kent, all you said were very helpfull.
The "Sender Address" is supported by our operator and is a very usefull feature and our clients like it very much.
The point that cause us trouble is that because we have a lot of clients every time we want to send SMS on behalf of them we have to change the "Sender address" at the SMSC menu. Is there any way you can add this feature at the Web Menu Interface?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2003 - 02:01 pm:   

Hi Yiannis,

It is possible to set a specific sender address for each account defined under "SMS Users". If you set the "Forced Sender Address", then any messages sent by that account will have this address specified as the sender.

This is not exactly what you are asking for, but I mention it in case it is a viable option for your configuration.

If you want to add the sender to the web form, this is actually quite easy to do.

Modify "Send Text Message.htm" in the HTML subdirectory of the gateway, and add an additional user input field with a variable name of "SENDER".

-bn

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