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Username: Chrisc

Post Number: 47
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 01:16 pm:   

Hi guys

Regarding the message validity period, is there a maximum time NowSMS allows message receipts to be accepted and after the validity period has been reached, does reject any further receipts related to that message?

What we're currently doing is submitting messages via HTTP with a max validity of 72 Hours. However, one of our connections keeps messages in their queues for a max period of 7 days.

What this means is that receipts coming in after 72 hours are not handled, although they should really be.

Is there any way we can configure NowSMS to allow a message receipt to be handled based on another validity period we set on the bind level in the SMSGW.ini file?


Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2327
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 01:30 pm:   

Hi Chris,

By default, the period is 2 weeks.

However, you can use the SMPPDataRetainDays=## setting (under [SMSGW] of SMSGW.INI) to change this. Perhaps you have already set this to 3 days?

The setting is global and applies to all SMPP connections.

-- Des

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