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Email to SMS gateway

This is something I’ve implemented several times over the last few years. The principle is simple:

  • You send an email to mobile_number@sms.yourdomain.com with TXT in the subject, and the actual text body in the email body,
  • This goes to your mail server mail.yourdomain.com, and gets forwarded to the user smsuser
  • A procmail recipe in smsuser‘s home dir strips out the mobile number and the body of the message, and, using o2sms, sends a regular sms to mobile_number
  • The output from o2sms is sent back to you via email, so you know it all worked out ok.

It’s all free, and reliable.

This is how I went about setting it up on ubuntu: Read the rest of this entry »

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