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Send bulk SMS directly from your native email application
Our email to SMS gateway is perfect for sending bulk sms to unlimited people reliably from any email software, server or CRM application. Simply create your free Textlocal account, enable email to SMS on your account and then send emails to email@example.com. It really is that simple! Email to SMS is a hassle free way to instantly contact customers, staff, members, family and friends, or respond to enquiries received from your mobile marketing promotions.
You must enable Email to SMS on your account prior to using this. Login to your account, click on Settings, then Email2SMS, and check the ‘Activate Email 2 SMS’ checkbox.
Add one or more recipients by including their numbers in the 'To' field: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, ...
To send bulk SMS to groups, select a contact group by including its ID in the 'To' field: tlgrpGroupID@sms.textlocal.in
Mark the SMS start position by adding #%# before your message. The leading text is ignored and excluded from the SMS text.
Mark the SMS stop position by adding ## at the end of your message. The trailing signatures and default company footers in your email are ignored and excluded from the SMS text.
The multi-purpose 'subject' field brings you the full features of Messenger directly into your mail client. Compose your subject line to include optional parameters or just leave it blank to use the default account settings.
You can also attach a PDF file in your email and get it delivered via SMS as a short link. Just attach a file to your email and specify its position in your message content with a parameter #attachment#. We'll automatically upload and convert it into a trackable shortlink and include it in the SMS.
Note: If you plan to send more than 250 emails/day, please contact us.
Schedule your messages to go out at a certain date and time by including 'sched=YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS' in the subject line.
Send to one or more groups by including 'group=GroupID1, GroupID2, GroupID3' in the subject line. Group ID for any group can be retrieved from the corresponding group page under 'Contacts' in your Messenger account.
Include 'sender=SenderID' in subject line to have your texts arrive on the recipients phone from your name or company name. Please ensure you select a valid sender name from your list of approved Sender IDs.
Include 'password=xxx' in your subject line for additional authentication. You can set password authentication for Email to SMS via your 'Messenger>Email to SMS' settings.
Allow additional users to share your Email to SMS account to send messages complete with their own sender name
Prevent misuse by restricting the length of messages to upto 4 text messages
Set how you would like Textlocal to treat your subject line. You may even choose to compose your SMS within just the subject line!
Get the message delivery status summary delivered directly to your email inbox!