If a recipient replies with certain words or a combination of words we automatically block your WinSMS account from sending to this recipient. Click here for more information on the WinSMS opt out system.
Here you will find step by step instructions for installing version 3.6 of the WinSMS Desktop Client Software, which is the latest version of the software.
It is very important to keep the WinSMS desktop client up to date as we are constantly improving the application for speed, security, improving existing features and adding new features. Version 3.6 has various bug fixes and increased security.
When you open the WinSMS desktop client software you can get it to minimise to your taskbar. This is very helpful if you have the software open automatically when you log on to your PC.
You can get the WinSMS desktop client to automatically start when you log onto your PC.
It is highly recommended that you watch the following viewlets before using the WinSMS desktop client software.
Click on a viewlet button below to watch the presentation in a new window.
With the WinSMS desktop client, you can backup your database locally or online to our WinSMS servers.
You can back-up your WinSMS database to our WinSMS servers if you use the WinSMS desktop client software or WinSMS.mobi
With the WinSMS desktop client, you can restore your database from a local backup or from our WinSMS servers. This tip requires you to have made a local backup.
You can transfer your existing WinSMS desktop client database to our WinSMS online portal, WinSMS.mobi (www.winsms.mobi) and use our online portal from your MAC, PC, Tablet or mobile device.
Die volgende speltoets opsies is beskibaar wanneer gebruik gemaak word van die WinSMS rekenaar sagteware: Geen speltoets, UK Engelse speltoets of ‘n Afrikaaanse speltoets.
With the WinSMS desktop client you can use merge fields in your message templates. The merge fields you can use in your templates include first name, surname and any other additional contact fields you have added.
You can set the WinSMS desktop client to play a sound when you receive a reply message.
Filters allow you to search for certain information in the WinSMS desktop client and WinSMS.mobi
An SMS message footer is text that is added to the end of your SMS message. The most common use of an SMS footer is to include your contact details.
With the WinSMS desktop client and WinSMS.mobi you can specify multiple footers.
Adding additional fields
With the WinSMS desktop client, you can add up to eight additional fields. Additional fields are used for storing important information and can be merged into your SMS message.
It is quick and easy to schedule an SMS message if you use the WinSMS desktop client software, WinSMS.mobi or our E-mail to SMS service.
If you need to print out a SMS delivery report for legal or record purposes, you can do so using one of the methods below.
With version 3.2 or later, you can now send messages that are longer than the usual 160 character limit – message length can now go up to a maximum of 918 characters.
Messages longer than 160 characters use multiple segments and therefore use more credits.
Open the Excel spreadsheet that contains your contacts and do the following to clean your list:
- Check that all the contacts have valid cell numbers.
- Delete any contacts that don’t have cell numbers.
- Remove any empty rows.
- Remove all commas (,) from the spreadsheet.
Following are common connection errors that may be encountered:
Motivation for having multiple WinSMS installations.
One reason for considering running multiple installations of WinSMS would be if you need to send messages from one computer using more than one WinSMS account and each account having its own set of contacts and reply Inbox.
There are some operating system files that WinSMS needs in order to function. These system files are normally installed with your operating system but in some cases they will not be installed.
With WinSMS.mobi and the WinSMS desktop client, you can create templates for messages that you use frequently and simply insert them instead of retyping them over and over.