- Quick Start Guide
- System requirements
- Installation guide
- Mobile networks
- User guide
- Standard user
- Autoreply SMS
- Built-in SMTP server
- SMS from Email
- Email to SMS
- SMS to Email
- SMS through Gmail
- SMS from Excel
- SMS from Txt
- SMS from FTP
- Application starter
- Developers guide
- Service providers
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Figure 6 - SMS sent as e-mail