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declan magee
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Username: Declanmagee

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 11:24 am:   

Hi
I was wondering if it would be possible to configure the nowSMS server to handle expired messges.
I understand this can be either a server or a client side function.
What i would idealy like is for an expired message to be deleted and a notification sent to the sending device informing it that the message had expired.

Many thanx
Declan
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2121
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 02:58 pm:   

Hi Declan,

We've been considering adding some functionality in this area, but it has been slow going.

I can give you some pointers on how you could check for these messages, and take some action.

When MMS or Multimedia WAP Push messages are sent, they are stored under the MMSCDATA subdirectory. The directory structure looks like this:

MMSCDATA\yyyymmdd\hh
(yyyy=year, mm=month, dd=day, hh=hour)

Individual message files will have a .INI file, a .MMS file and/or .WML file, and a subdirectory that contains message components (and there may also be a .HDR file present).

The .INI file will have a section titled "[Recipient Status]". This will have a list of message recipients, with values associated with each recipient of "Pending" or "Delivered".

So you could scan these files to look for expired messages.

-bn

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