It is quick and easy to send SMS from Gmail using the WinSMS email to SMS service.

In order to use the E-mail to SMS gateway, you must have a WinSMS account. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.

You can use two different methods of authentication, subject and sender address authentication. Both are covered in this tip.

Method 1: Subject Authentication

Subject authentication is where your WinSMS username and password is used in the subject of the email message as authentication.

Go to www.gmail.com and log in with your Gmail account information.

Click on the “Compose” button in the top left-hand corner.

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Type the cellnumber@winsms.net into the To: field. You can send to multiple recipients by using a semicolon (;) as a separator.

Type in your WinSMS username and password in the subject field, separated by a comma and enclosed by a hash #. E.g. #winsmsusername,winsmspassword#

Type your SMS message in the body of the email. The first 160 characters of the e-mail will be sent as the SMS message. Click here to learn how to enable long message support, which will send 918 characters of the e-mail.

Click on the “Send” button.

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Congratulations you have just sent an SMS from Gmail using subject authentication.

Method 2: Sender Address Authentication

Sender address authentication is where your email address is used to authenticate your SMS message. Your sender email address must be added to the sender email address authentication list on your WinSMS profile.

To set this up go to www.winsms.co.za/login and login with your WinSMS username and password then click on “My Profile”

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Click on the “Email to SMS” tab.

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Click on the “Add Email Address” button.

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Type in your Gmail address you are going to be sending messages from and click on “Ok”

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Click on the “OK” button on the My Profile page.

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Click on the “OK” button on the confirmation popup.

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Congratulations you have set up Sender address authentication.

Now go to www.gmail.com and log in with your Gmail account information.

Click on the “Compose” button in the top left-hand corner.

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Type the cellnumber@winsms.net into the To: field. You can send to multiple recipients by using a semicolon (;) as a separator.

The subject field is not required. You can leave it blank or you can use it for a message reference.

Type your SMS message in the body of the email. The first 160 characters of the e-mail will be sent as the SMS message. Click here to learn how to enable long message support, which will send 918 characters of the e-mail.

Click on the “Send” button.

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Congratulations you have just sent an SMS from Gmail using Sender address authentication.

Don’t have a WinSMS account? Click here to register and try it out now! Registration is free and you will receive test credits.

If you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

 

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