Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Sending a text message (SMS) from Outlook, part of Outlook 2013 Power Shortcuts.
…You can send text messages using Outlook to mobile devices.…When we do this, we take advantage of something called the SMS gateway.…And it's not just Outlook that can do this, any email program…can send to an SMS gateway and, therefore, onto a mobile device.…Now, when we do this, we want to make sure that we're not sending images and…we're not sending formatted text.…We're just going to send plain text.…And most text message systems allow up to 160 characters.…
Some cut it off at 140.…If I send a huge block of text,…then it will be broken up into smaller, 140 or 160 character chunks.…Before I can address the message, I need to know what type of…cellular service my recipient has, as well as knowing their phone number because I…need to be able to look up their mobile carrier's SMS gateway.…For example, in the United States AT&T uses…txt.att.net as their SMS gateway domain.…
You can find a list of these in several places on the Internet, the one I like…best is called email text messages because it has most of the ones that I'm using,…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Finding a contact in seconds flat
- Reusing text with Quick Parts
- Color-coding emails
- Making use of favorites
- Speed-reading email
- Dealing with junk mail
- Sharing your calendar via email
- Including screenshots
- Changing task start and due dates
- Cloning appointments
- Linking contacts
- Setting up an out-of-office message
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Top Ten Power Shortcuts
2. Organizing Your Inbox
3. Managing Incoming Messages
4. Creating Emails and Replying to Them
5. Creating Special-Use Emails
6. Staying on Task
7. Tips for Calendars, Meetings, and Appointments
8. Working with Contacts
9. Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks
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