With the WinSMS Outlook Mobile Service and Microsoft’s Outlook 2007 and 2010 versions, it is now as easy to send and receive SMS messages as it is to send and receive email, and you don’t need to install any software!

Outlook SMS Overview

Please note that this method of sending SMS messages is not suited for sending bulk SMS. Max individual recipients is set by Outlook to 50, and max recipients in a distribution group should not exceed 500. If you wish to send large batches of SMS messages you must either use our SMS Software or if you are a developer you can make use of our Bulk SMS API.

Support for Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile Services (OMS) has been removed from Microsoft Outlook 2013.

Whilst WinSMS will continue to provide an Outlook Mobile Service (OMS) for previous versions on Microsoft Outlook, if you are using Microsoft Outlook 2013 you will no longer have the option to use the Outlook Mobile Services (OMS).

Microsoft Outlook 2013 users can use the WinSMS Desktop Software for Windows, or WinSMS.mobi for online, web browser based SMS sending and receiving.

If you were previously using Outlook Mobile Service (OMS) then you can use your existing WinSMS account with the Desktop Software and WinSMS.mobi services.

Once you have added the Outlook Mobile Service Account, all you need to do is click on New and choose Text Message

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Alerts & Reminders

Not only can you send and receive SMS just like email, you can also configure the Outlook Mobile Service to SMS your calendar and appointment reminders, as well as have certain emails automatically forwarded to your cell phone…

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Outlook Mobile Notification Options

Message Notification:

    Forward incoming messages as text messages to one or more cell numbers.
    Specify various conditions or rules to use.

Reminders and Calendar Alerts:

    Send Reminders and Calendar Summary to your cell phone.
    Send next day’s schedule to your mobile at the end of every day.
    Send appointment or meeting requests to your mobile.

How to Configure the Outlook Mobile Service

There are a few steps you must follow in order to enable Outlook to use the Outlook Mobile Service (OMS):

Step 1: Register an account with the only local Outlook SMS Service Provider – WinSMS.

Step 2: Configure Outlook 2007 / 2010 to use that account.

Step 3: Start sending SMS messages directly from Outlook.

For detailed instructions and demos on how to configure and send text messages from Microsoft Outlook go to Microsoft Office Online

Outlook 2007 SMS Settings

How to configure Outlook 2007 to use the WinSMS Outlook Mobile Service

Please note that this method of sending SMS messages is not suited for sending bulk SMS. Max individual recipients is set by Outlook to 50, and max recipients in a distribution group should not exceed 500. If you wish to send large batches of SMS messages you must either use our SMS Software or if you are a developer you can make use of our Bulk SMS API.

Once you have registered an account with an Outlook SMS Service Provider you need to configure Outlook 2007 to use that account.

Step 1

Open Outlook 2007, click on Tools and select Account Settings.

Step 2

Click on the New button.

Step 3

Select Other and then select Outlook Mobile Service and proceed by clicking Next.

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Step 4

Copy and paste the following into the Web Service Address box:

https://www.winsms.co.za/oms/omsservice.asmx

Under User ID and Password enter your WinSMS login name and your WinSMS password.

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Step 5

Click on More Settings to verify that Outlook 2007 was able to connect to the WinSMS Outlook Mobile Service.

Check under Other User Information to verify that your cell number is correct.

(If your cell number is not correct you will need to log in to the WinSMS Client Zone and go to My Profile where you will be able to specify your correct cell number.)

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Click on OK to go back to the previous screen.

Step 6

Click on Test Account Settings – this will instruct Outlook 2007 to send a test message to your cell phone.

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Outlook 2010 SMS Settings

How to configure Outlook 2010 to use the WinSMS Outlook Mobile Service

Please note that this method of sending SMS messages is not suited for sending bulk SMS. Max individual recipients is set by Outlook to 50, and max recipients in a distribution group should not exceed 500. If you wish to send large batches of SMS messages you must either use our SMS Software or if you are a developer you can make use of our Bulk SMS API.

Once you have registered an account with an Outlook SMS Service Provider you need to configure Outlook 2010 to use that account.

Step 1

Open Outlook 2010, click on File > Info and then select Account Settings.

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Step 2

Click on the New button.

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Step 3

Select Text Messaging (SMS) and then click on Next.

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Step 4

Copy and paste the following into the Service Provider URL box:

https://www.winsms.co.za/oms/omsservice.asmx

Under User ID and Password enter your WinSMS login name and your WinSMS password.

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Step 5

Click on More Settings to verify that Outlook 2010 was able to connect to the WinSMS Outlook Mobile Service.

Check under Other User Information to verify that your cell number is correct.

(If your cell number is not correct you will need to log in to the WinSMS Client Zone and go to My Profile where you will be able to specify your correct cell number.)

Click on OK to go back to the previous screen.

Step 6

Click on Test Account Settings – this will instruct Outlook 2010 to send a test message to your cell phone.

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Help & Support

If you encounter any problems configuring Outlook 2010 to use the WinSMS Outlook Mobile Service, please don’t hesitate to contact WinSMS support or give us a call (during office hours) on 0861WINSMS.

For detailed instructions and demos on how to configure and send text messages from Outlook 2010 go to Microsoft Office Online