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E-mail-to-SMS gateway solution for GpsGate

This guide explains in details how to send email-to-SMS alerts from GpsGate to mobile phones using the SMTP server of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. It is also explained how you can select an event for sending email-to-SMS alerts to a selected user. By following the instructions below you can setup an impressive SMS system.

Before you start configuration, please check Internet based SMS connections vs. GSM modem based (wireless) SMS connections >>>. Based on this article you can make a decision which connection is the best for your environment to send out SMS messages from your system to cellsphones.

Please also make sure you meet the following preparations:

  1. It is assumed that Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has been downloaded and installed on the PC
  2. Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has already been configured for sending SMS messages
  3. DNS 'A' record has been configured on the computer on which Ozeki NG has been installed
  4. There is an available GpsGate server

Configuration steps for GpsGate SMS solution

Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has already been downloaded and installed on the PC (Figure 1).

Figure 1 - Ozeki NG SMS Gateway is installed

Log into Ozeki NG SMS Gateway with your username and password (Figure 2).

Figure 2 - Login

Go to Edit menu and select Server preferences menu item (Figure 3).

Figure 3 - Server preferences

Select Email forwarding tab in Server preferences menu (Figure 4).

Figure 4 - Email forwarding tab

In Email to SMS tab please specify the follows (Figure 5):

Check Enable email to SMS forwarding (enables the built in SMTP server) checkbox.

Specify the full domain name that will be used for reaching the Email to SMS server at DNS hostname that points to the IP address of this SMS gateway field.

You can customize the port if it is required at SMTP port of the built in SMTP server field.

If authentication is needed, enable Require SMTP authentication checkbox.

You can specify which part of the email should be sent as SMS: Only the email subject, Only the email body, Both the Email subject and body.

You can also specify the character limit for SMS text messages. Please note that if the limit is not specified the whole email message will be sent as multipart SMSs.

Finally, click on OK.

For more information on how to use and configure the built-in SMTP server of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway for email-to-SMS messaging please visit: Email to SMS feature in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway page.

Figure 5 - Email to SMS tab

Log into the site admin of the GpsGate server with your username and password (Figure 6).

Figure 6 - Log into site admin

Go to Settings and select Email option (Figure 7).

Figure 7 - Select Email option

Fill in the Email settings form. Enter the Sender E-mail Address and SMTP Server Hostname (Figure 8).

Figure 8 - Email settings form

Below you can find Test settings section (Figure 9). If you fill in To, Subject and Message fields and click Send you can test your settings. Please note that to send a test message, please provide the recipient in To field as follows: telnum@smsgw.yourcompany.com

Figure 9 - Test settings

You can see the sent test message in the Sent box of admin user in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (Figure 10).

Figure 10 - Sent test message

Set Email-to-SMS forwarding functionality to an event in GpsGatew software

Log into GpsGate software as admin user in the main page (Figure 11).

Figure 11 - Login as admin user

Select Admin menu and click on Users menu item (Figure 12).

Figure 12 - Users menu

Select the user you wish to send the email-to-SMS alert to (Figure 13).

Figure 13 - Select the user to be alerted

In the appeared panel fill in the Email: edit box as follows: telnum@smsgw.yourcompany.com (Figure 14). Click on Save.

Figure 14 - Enter email

To add a new tag, still in Admin menu select Tags menu item and click on Add new (Figure 15).

Figure 15 - Add new tag

Enter a name for the new tag and select the users that will be the member of this tag (Figure 16). Click on Save.

Figure 16 - New tag settings

Now still in Admin menu select Event rules to select the event about which you wish to send Email-to-SMS alerts. You can select an existing event, in this case click on Edit next to the event (Figure 17). If you wish to add a new event click on Add new Event Rule.

Figure 17 - Select the event

In the appeared panel you will find 5. Notifications section. Here click on the (+) sign to add a new notification (Figure 18).

Figure 18 - Add new notification

In the drop down menu select Email as notification (Figure 19).

Figure 19 - Select Email

Then select the Recipients (the created tags will appear, select the required tag), enter the Subject and Message (Figure 20).

Figure 20 - Email notification settings

Finally, click on Save (Figure 21)

Figure 21 - Click Save

After you configured this solution according to this guide your system will work as follows:
If the selected event occurs, an alert arrives at Ozeki NG SMS Gateway and the SMS gateway will send out the Email-to-SMS alert to the intended recipient.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us at: info@ozekisms.com

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