How can I auto-send SMSs to an email account?

Lisa Lyhne October 29, 2012
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My kid’s school runs an email address which is cleared by parents, for parents to send their concerns / questions to.
They want to publish a cell phone number which can receive SMSs and send them to the email address, as some parents do not have easy access to email.

The email is cleared via a webmail client, and the originating cell number should be available so that feedback can be sent back to the parent (by SMS or phone call).

Can you recommend a service? A free or near-free service would be ideal.

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  1. Justin Pot
    October 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Little known fact: you can send an SMS in an email. Just enter the email address where the phone number usually goes. No smart phone required.

  2. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    October 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Try to check IFTTT.com, set up recipes with
    1) Trigger:email, action:SMS
    2)Trigger:SMS, action:email

    It has some limitations, but I think it'd suffice to link email address and sms.

    • Yiz Borol
      October 31, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Yes I would recommend IFTTT, they have a fairly robust service.

      But I think a lot of phones allow you to send emails through sms as Justin explained, and as long as it's just text there are no extra (data) charges.

  3. Boni Oloff
    October 30, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I think the system is working, so you don't need to do it.
    And sending email is as easy as sending sms, you just need to learn it once.

  4. ReĆ½ Aetar
    October 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    for sending sms check
    http://www.funsms.net/sms_to_email.htm
    for receiving sms just connect the email account to way2sms.com
    instructions are available on their site
    These services are free hope you find it useful

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