Routing MMS to two routes

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Username: Bababooey

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2014
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 01:08 am:   

We have a private GSM/UMTS cellular system that serves some 10-50 campus-only users. We recently added a NowSMS SMSC and can send and receive MMSs (previously only voice and packet data).
We have a requirement to maintain (i.e. store and index either by sender or by recipient) the MMS Attachments sent from phone to phone.
Our MMS usage profile is strictly and explicitly limited to phone-to-phone MMSs on our private cellular network.
We don’t have, nor expect, email-to-MMS interoperability. We are not using modems for interconnecting with other systems / SMSCs; our cellular system is not connected anywhere with the public internet. We also aren’t configured for any VASP services, etc.

The PHP script suggested by y'all sounded like a reasonable solution; the script would listen for, and parse the attachments and store them hierarchically per sending phone number.

We expected MMSs sent from one phone to another would first be routed to the PHP server. However, this was not the case. What we observed was that when a phone sent an MMS to another of our phones, it would always be routed to the other phone only, bypassing the PHP altogether. Only when an MMS was addressed to a non-MMS User (i.e. not in our MMS Users list) or 1234, did it get parsed by the PHP script. In the PHP2WayMMS PDF file, the option #3 for routing received MMS messages says “if any of your MMSC users send an MMS message to 1234, it will be routed to your PHP script”. We cannot rely on our MMS Users to include ‘1234’ on all their messages.

What is the configuration of the NowSMS that would route MMSs to both the intended phone recipient and the PHP script without requiring the MMS Sender phones to manually forward or configure the messages?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 4844
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 04:06 pm:   

Hi Louie,

There is an "AutoBCC" feature that can be used for this purpose. There is a good explanation of implementing it in the following thread:

NowSMS Support