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SMS as E-mail through Gmail

The Ozeki SMS Gateway can send messages through your Gmail's SMTP connection so it can forward incoming SMS messages by email.

Step 1 - Add new Gmail user

Gmail Users can be easily installed and configured through the browser GUI of Ozeki SMS Gateway. So first, open the SMS Gateway, and click on the Add new user/application (Figure 1).

add new user
Figure 1 - Add new user

Step 2 - Add Gmail client connection

Here, in this menu, scroll down to the E-mail clients submenu, and like in Figure 2, select Gmail client by clicking on Install.

add Gmail client connection
Figure 2 - Install Gmail Client

Step 3 - Provide the Gmail settings

On the Name section provide the unique name for the Gmail client and for the authentication, provide the username and password of you Gmail account.

Provide the Gmail settings
Figure 3 - Provide the Gmail settings

Step 4 - Enter recipient address

Now switch to the Advanced tab (Figure 4) and make sure the emails are sent to the correct address. In the textboxes you can set the default recipient name and address.

Enter recipient address
Figure 4 - Enter recipient address

Step 5 - Configure the security settings of Gmail account

After you created the Gmail client connection, you need to do some modifications to the security settings of your Gmail account. For that, just type 'https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps' in your browser and hit Enter. Here (Figure 5), you just need to turn the 'Less secure apps access' on. This will ensure that SMS Gateway is going to have access to Gmail's server.

Turning on access for less secure apps
Figure 5 - Turning on access for less secure apps

Step 6 - SMS sent as e-mail

Finally in the Events tab you can see that when an sms arrives on this SMTP client it is forwarded to the SMTP server which sends it to the recipient's email address (Figure 6).

SMS sent as e-mail
Figure 6 - SMS sent as e-mail

 
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