Author Topic: Text Alerts  (Read 1165 times)

Offline Starb7

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Text Alerts
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:04:58 PM »
I think someone has asked for Push Messages but is there a plan to add/offer some way to do Text Alerts?  Given that most mobile users now have unlimited text messages, this would be a good way to raise an alert for specific messages.  TIA

Offline JohnDoh

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Re: Text Alerts
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 03:14:56 AM »
IMO push notifications (messages send to the browser from within the application while the user session is active) and text messages (messages sent to the user's phone by the server when ever a new email arrives) are very different things. I also do not see the relevance of unlimited text plans since the sender pays to send the message not the recipient. All that being said it is possible to do if you have the right setup. Sieve for example has a Notify extension (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5435) this can send out notifications when an arriving message matches your chosen criteria. You'd still need to have a SMS system to connect it to so that it can send the text message but SMS is an option that Notify supports.
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Offline cjones

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Re: Text Alerts
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 04:15:42 PM »
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You'd still need to have a SMS system to connect it to so that it can send the text message but SMS is an option that Notify supports.
Incorrect. In the US, all major phone service providers allow sending texts to the customers phone via email -- no SMS required!