Setting up Text Messaging

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For Podware Version 6.2 or earlier


See also: Send Appointment Reminders


An SMS sending account is needed before sending text messages.

This can be done via an Esendex.co.uk account.


1. Start an SMS account with Esendex.co.uk

More information on the Esendex.co.uk website


2. Enter your SMS account details in the SMS settings:


       Go to Podware Settings > SMS Text Options

       Enter your account details in the dialog box as below:
               

       


IMPORTANT


Bulk emails and texts for marketing or communication should not be sent from Podware .
Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) limit the number of emails you can send per day to 300. Some limits are smaller numbers.

Bulk emails and texts must be sent via a service provider who can handle thems.



For Later Versions:


NOTE: Set up your email sending settings before attempting to send a text message


Versions 6.3 onwards use Email to SMS text message sending. This requires an account with an Email to SMS provider. we have tested several providers as in the list below. Prices include vat and are correct at time of writing:


Service Provider

Price per SMS credit

SMS Address

ClickSend

2.7p

@sms.clicksend.com

TextMagic

4p

@textmagic.com

TextMarketer

4.2p

@textmarketer.biz

Firetext

4p

@sms.firetext.co.uk


There may be other providers but the above have been tested and work with Podware.



How to set up text messaging:


Sign up with an SMS provider


When that has been completed find out what the SMS service address is (weve listed a few in the table above)

For example @sms.clicksend.com

Note - you do not need to enter any mobile phone number in front of the address - Podware will handle that side of things


Go to Podware Settings > SMS Settings



In the page that opens fill in your message header and SMS service address. These are specified by your service provider and must be correct or the message(s) won't get sent.

Some providers allow you to write anything in the header, others require that you enter your email address or the domain part of the email address. For example if your email is info@footfixers.co.uk then the domain part of that address is "footfixers.co.uk"


The appointment reminder settings determine the wording of the appointment reminder.




Just contact us if you need more help


IMPORTANT


Bulk emails and texts for marketing or communication should not be sent from Podware .
Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) limit the number of emails you can send per day to 300. Some limits are smaller numbers.

Bulk emails and texts must be sent via a service provider who can handle thems.










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