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Ronald Delgeano
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Username: Ronald_delgeano

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 03:06 am:   

Hi there,
I am trying your NowMMS,But i rather confuse to setup these things..
1. How can i Log the incoming & outgoing sms/mms to SQL server database ?
2. How can i forward the incoming sms/mms to another mail server ?
3. How can i send sms from my email ?
4. I can't find my cellphone operator (3) when i clicked "lookup operator setting". The setting can be found here
I had tried one of these
1. mms server :
wap gateway :
GPRS : 3mms
Login name : 3mms
Password = empty
2. mms server :
wap gateway :
GPRS : 3mms
Login name : 3mms
Password = empty
3. mms server :
wap gateway :
GPRS : 3mms
Login name : 3mms
Password = empty
4. mms server :
wap gateway :
GPRS : 3mms
Login name : 3mms
Password = empty
5. mms server :
wap gateway :
GPRS : 3mms
Login name : 3mms
Password = empty
None of those is working, so what should i do ?
Des - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Desosms

Post Number: 3333
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 08:21 pm:   

Hi Ronald,

Let me answer question #4 first, as the others are somewhat complicated to answer.

MMS Server URL:
WAP Gateway Address:
GPRS APN: 3mms
Login name: 3mms
Password: 3mms

Now the other questions.

#1 - To log to an external SQL database, you would need to implement an accounting callback. When an accounting callback is configured, NowSMS issues HTTP requests to a URL that you configure, passing details about messages being sent/received.

Message details are passed as HTTP GET style URL parameters, and your application can interface them with your database.

More details on the accounting callback formats can be found here:

#2 - Incoming SMS - Define a 2-way command with a "Command to Execute" of if you want the message to be forwarded to

Note, however, that when NowSMS sends an e-mail this way, it sends as an SMTP server. While you can configure a relay host to be used for sending e-mail (it is on the "MMSC" page of the configuration), NowSMS doesn't use authentication.

To get around this issue, I wrote a PHP script to process a received SMS message and send it out via a GMail account here:

Incoming MMS: There is a configuration option on all the receive MMS screens to forward to an e-mail address. Note however, that this sends via direct SMTP and has the authentication issue described above.

If you want to route received MMS to a PHP script, see ript

3.) This is more complicated ...

There are essentially two different approaches.

a.) If you have only a couple of users who need to send/receive SMS, then it is possible for them to connect to NowSMS as a POP3/SMTP server.

This involves adding another e-mail account to your e-mail client, and you send/receive SMS through that account.

b.) Alternatively, NowSMS can be configured as a full SMTP server.

This means defining its own e-mail domain name with an MX record in internet DNS. This way, when there is an e-mail message addressed to its domain name, the sending server looks up the MX record in DNS to figure out the address of the NowSMS SMTP server.

In this case, messages are addressed to, where is the domain name that has been configured with a DNS MX record.

NowSMS Support

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