In most cases, you can use a simple mail services provider (SMS) to send mail without needing to configure your own mail server. When you send an email using SMS, the server takes care of the details behind the scenes. You simply need to provide them with the senders’ details (including their email), the recipients’ details, and the message itself, and then you can click “Send” to send your email.
Why Use SMS
SMS is a common denominator for all kinds of communication platforms because it’s easy to implement, free, and available on all smartphone platforms (including iOS and Android).
You already have a built-in SMS application on your smartphone, and if you don’t have one, most people will assume that you don’t have access to the Internet. Being able to send texts to people is so much easier than having to check your email on a different device or account. Even more so if you want to send a mass text message to people, because you can use an app that lets you do that easily and effectively. Another advantage of using SMS is that you can send and receive texts even when your device is locked. This is because SMS is stored on the phone’s data memory and does not need to be accessed via the Internet or another device. All you need is a working mobile phone connection.
Features Of An SMS Provider
SMS providers offer a variety of features that make it suitable for various kinds of users and applications. These features are:
- SMS Authentication – If you’re sending a text message to someone else’s phone, they will need to enter a code that they receive by phone to verify that it’s really them. In most cases, the code is delivered as an SMS message. Some services limit the number of times that you can send a reset code and charge you for each attempt. It’s a good idea to turn this function off if you’re sending to a large number of recipients.
- Mass Texting – Sending a mass text message to everyone in your address book is easy and requires no technical know-how. Simply send an SMS to the following format: “+” + your phone number + ” ” + subject + ” ” + your message. The “+” symbol stands for the text message body and the rest of the string is the phone number of the recipient. Note that this function is often free, but you’ll be charged for sending an SMS to cell phones that are not in your address book.
- International SMS – If you’re sending an international text message, you’ll need an additional step. You need to have an account with an international SMS provider and verify your number first. In most cases, you’ll need to pay for this service as well.
- SMS Confirmation – When you send an SMS message, the recipient will receive a confirmation that their phone number was accepted on the service. This feature is good for notifications and ensuring that your email was received by the recipient. You don’t need to confirm receipt via email as it happens automatically.
- Anti-Spam Features – Modern SMS providers have integrated anti-spam features into their services, so they can block unwanted spam texts from being sent to customers. These features are beneficial for users who are frequently getting messages from unknown numbers that try to sell them goods or services.
- Improved Retrieval Of Received Texts – If you have the receipts stored on your phone, it’s easy to go back and read them. Most SMS providers automatically save received texts for later review, so it doesn’t matter whether you read the messages hours or days later. This feature makes it easier to keep track of things to do later when you have more time.
- Portable Number – If your phone number changes frequently or if you travel for work, it’s best to have a portable number that you can transfer to other service providers or email accounts. Simply send an SMS to the following format: “+” + your phone number + “#” + the new number.
If you’re looking for a way to send a text message that’s easy, free, and portable, then SMS is a great choice. Plus, you don’t need an Internet connection to use it. Simply enter the number of recipients, the text of the message, and click “Send.” You can also use the SMS application on your phone to read and respond to texts from people you don’t know.
Sending An Email Without Owning A Server
While most email clients on the market can handle basic email functions (such as sending messages), they usually require you to own a server. This is because when you send an email, you need to connect with a mail server that handles the sending and receiving of the message. Owning a server can be costly and requires a lot of technical know-how, which is why most people choose to use a web-based email service instead.
However, there is a way to send an email without having to own a server. You can use a simple mail services provider (SMS) to send messages via email without needing to own a mail server. When you send an email using SMS, the server takes care of the details behind the scenes. You simply need to provide them with the senders’ details (including their email), the recipients’ details, and the message itself, and then you can click “Send” to send your email.
The advantages of using SMS to send emails are the same as those of using SMS for regular texts – namely, it’s easy to use and there’s no need to own a server. Plus, if you have a smartphone, you already have the SMS application. Sending an email via SMS is as easy as sending a text message, but with a couple of important differences:
- When you send an email message using SMS, you need to provide the email address of the person you’re sending it to. The email address needs to be valid and have a functioning inbox if you’re sending it to someone else. If you’re sending the message to yourself, you don’t need to provide an email address.
- You don’t provide a password when using SMS to send an email. The system will use the credentials of the person you’re sending it to (usually the email account) to log in and send the message. In case they don’t have an email account, you won’t be able to send the message successfully.
- You can use the “Reply” button on your smartphone to send a text message. With email, you need to use the “Reply” button on your keyboard or computer to send a message. This creates a different experience for both users. With SMS, if you want to reply to the person who sent the message, all you have to do is click the “Reply” button on your phone. You don’t have to go through a series of steps to send a quick email reply.
- With email, you can write a formal letter or send a casual message. With SMS, you can only send short texts (up to 150 characters). If you want to write a longer message, you’ll need to break it into several smaller texts.
- With email, you can add attachments to your letters. These could be images, documents, or other types of files. With SMS, you can only send plain text messages – no attachments are allowed.
- Emails require a lot more work to set up than texts. If you want to send an email to someone, you’ll need to have a functioning email account and know how to use a mail server. In most cases, you also need to configure the email account with a password.
- If you want to check the status of an email you’ve sent, you need to go to the email account and click on the “Read” button. With SMS, you’ll have to wait until the person you’re sending the message to checks their email.
- When you send an email, you need to take time out of your schedule to sit down and read the messages you’ve received. This is not necessary with SMS, as all your messages are stored on the server. You can simply check the messages when you log in again through a web browser or on your phone.
Choosing A Password For Your Email
An email password is usually generated using a combination of lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Your email password should be unique, yet easy to remember. To make it easier for yourself, choose a different password every month.
If you use the same password for other websites and applications, it’s highly likely that you’ll forget it. If this happens, you’ll have to login to each account and input the password again. This creates a lot of unnecessary work, especially if you have a large number of accounts to keep track of.