Email To SMS

This function allows you to convert an email to SMS message.

See explanatory video

See a short video presentation on how email to SMS function works.

BASIC USAGE

If the function is enabled, email sent to the email address:

PHONE_NUMBER@IP_ADDRESS_OF_SMSEAGLE
will be converted to SMS message.

PHONE_NUMBER is a destination phone number
IP_ADDRESS_OF_SMSEAGLE is the IP address of your device.
The text of the email is the text of the SMS message (optionally you can append email subject at the beginning of SMS message).

Example: email message sent to the address: 123456789@192.168.0.101 will be converted to SMS message and delivered to phone number 123456789.

SEND TO USERNAME/GROUP

This feature is available in software version 2.5 and higher. Email sent to the email address:

NAME_IN_PHONEBOOK@IP_ADDRESS_OF_SMSEAGLE
will be converted to SMS message and will be sent to a user or users group from SMSEagle’s phonebook.

NAME_IN_PHONEBOOK is a username or group name (must be a public group) from SMSEagle’s phonebook
IP_ADDRESS_OF_SMSEAGLE is the IP address of your device.
The text of the email is the text of the SMS message (optionally you can append email subject at the beginning of SMS message).

Example: email message sent to the address: db-admins@192.168.0.101 will be converted to SMS message and delivered to all members of db-admin group. The db-admin group must be defined in your SMSEagle phonebook.

USING FQDN IN EMAIL ADDRESS

It is also possible to use Fully Qualified Domain Name in an email address sent to SMSEagle box (eg.: 123456789@mydomain.com). Please refer to our FAQ article: How do I configure Email2SMS plugin to accept FQDN email addresses for more details.

Function configuration

  • If you want to use the function, set ‘Email2SMS active’ to ‘Yes’
  • If you want to include a subject of an email in SMS message, set ‘What to do with email subject’ setting to ‘Include in SMS’. The email subject will be appended at the beginning of SMS message
  • If you want to use user authentication, set ‘What to do with email subject’ setting to ‘Use for authentication’. If user authentication is enabled, provide in a subject of an email your login and password in the following form: login=john&pass=doe
  • The text of an email will be cropped to the value ‘Maximum number of characters’. Maximum allowed length of SMS message is 1300 characters.