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    Program/App that will send text messages

    I want to have a utility that can be run by the Task Scheduler that can send a text message to my phone. This needs to run on my laptop under Vista. Does such a utility exist?

    Thanks,
    Bill

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    SMS gateways exist but it's much cheaper / easier to use an online service. Sometimes your phone company will allow you to text via their website. Doing it from a program requires you connect to your SMS provider and fill in the appropriate boxes. You can probably do this via AutoIt or similar.

    cheers, Paul

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    I've sent E-Mail text from my computer to my wife's cellphone so maybe it's down to the scheduling for sending messages.
    http://hacknmod.com/hack/email-to-te...t-virgin-more/

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    Paul T: Thanks for that info. That sounds like an approach that I can pursue and see if I can get it done that way. I have a Verizon phone so I'll start there.

    Berton: Thanks for that very interesting info. I doubt that I will pursue that approach but it was very interesting to read about.

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    I'd opt for the method in Berton's post, using Blat to send the email from the command line.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I'd opt for the method in Berton's post, using Blat to send the email from the command line.
    Paul: Yes I really like that Blat approach that does not have to open Thunderbird in order to send the message. I'll experiment with this for a while.

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    You can also use the Send-MailMessage command in PowerShell to send email-to-text from a scheduled task.

    In any command-line mailer, you'll need to know the SMS email address of the device you are sending text to.

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    I don't know how this thread got to email sending. I have had the same interest as this discussion started with. That is why I opened it to read. I would like to sit down at my computer and send a text message to other peoples phones using my computer keyboard rather than the phone. I have large fingers and find it frustrating to use the phone keyboard.

    Is there any way to set this up?

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    You can do this by sending an email to an address at the service provider, as indicated in the link in post 3.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    You can do this by sending an email to an address at the service provider, as indicated in the link in post 3.

    cheers, Paul
    Hi Paul,

    I am not well education on this topic, so I am having a hard time understanding this email-text link. If I am having a conversation with someone I text and they text back and it goes into a "conversation" in the text mail program. Will sending an email link into that. I can already send an email to the email ap on a phone.

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    No, the text via email will be separate. If you just want a bigger keypad you may be able to hook the phone to your computer and use the phone software to do the work.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks again. I tried that but cannot find anything in the software. I will call my provider.

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