Text (SMS), and emails.

Text (SMS), and emails.

Postby byron.hopp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:09 am

I have found a couple of ways to send emails, CDO, and Ole to Outlook. Anybody found something that works better for mass emails.
We want to use it only for emergency information, or important events for apartments (like water is going to be off, or there is a fire close to the complex).

Additional we would like to send texts (sms). I have used free web services in the past but it seems these have all shut down.
Anybody currently using a service, or have a way to send a text from fivewin?

Thanks,

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Re: Text (SMS), and emails.

Postby anserkk » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:57 am

byron.hopp wrote:Additional we would like to send texts (sms).

There are many Bulk SMS and Email service providers. You can use http GET to send SMS via web. They will provide you their API URL which you can use in your Fivewin application.
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Re: Text (SMS), and emails.

Postby FiveWiDi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:01 am

byron.hopp wrote:I have found a couple of ways to send emails, CDO, and Ole to Outlook. Anybody found something that works better for mass emails.
We want to use it only for emergency information, or important events for apartments (like water is going to be off, or there is a fire close to the complex).

Additional we would like to send texts (sms). I have used free web services in the past but it seems these have all shut down.
Anybody currently using a service, or have a way to send a text from fivewin?

Thanks,

Byron ...


I use http://www.smsarena.es, It is enough for me and i think the price is reasonable (0.05 eur. message).
You can try it for free for 25 messages.

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Re: Text (SMS), and emails.

Postby TimStone » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:06 pm

Most cellular service providers use an email address for texts to their clients.

I added a function that has a popup for the text. Then the program sends the text via email. The program has the email address format, ie. xxxxxxxxxx@verizon.net. When my client obtains their customers mobile phone number, they also request the carrier. The system now has the data, so if they have a client selected in the program, and hit "Send Text", the box pops up, they put in the message, and hit the send button. Now all SMS texts can be tracked in the email system.

To do this in bulk, I have not found a way to use Outlook. It always wants to display each email and have you hit the Send button. I send bulk emails direct to the SMTP server.
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Re: Text (SMS), and emails.

Postby James Bott » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 pm

To do this in bulk, I have not found a way to use Outlook. It always wants to display each email and have you hit the Send button.


That is part of the security features of Outlook.

However, there is a third-party product to allow you to bypass that.

Outlook Redemption http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/home.htm

I have never tried it as it looks too complicated. I think using a SMTP server is much easier.

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