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# 138864 20-Jan-2014 10:04
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I've noticed that in other countries I've lived in, mobile carriers have offered the ability to accept emails and pass-on a txt to that phone number.  

So, something like 0275551234@telecom.co.nz   would result in text message being sent to that phone number.  Does anything like this exist for any of the mobile carriers in NZ?

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  # 969896 20-Jan-2014 10:21
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I don't think it exists anymore. I used to have a Vodafone SMS email address... But just think of the amount of cheap spam sent from compromised machines people would receive. I think this is the kind of thing that had its time and it's not a good idea anymore.




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  # 969897 20-Jan-2014 10:22
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Issues with SPAM

 
 
 
 




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  # 969917 20-Jan-2014 10:59
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Thanks, guys.

Shame - was hoping for a workaround for ifttt not supporting sending sms to nz numbers.

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  # 969938 20-Jan-2014 11:27
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Telecom eTXT




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  # 969963 20-Jan-2014 12:04
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Cheers. Looks like you can setup email->SMS there.

https://www.bulletin.net/docs/download/attachments/2392653/caUserMaintenance2.gif

Will give them a call to confirm that it'll suit my needs. Thanks again.

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  # 969965 20-Jan-2014 12:17
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Yes I work at a large DHB and and we have this ability.
Sending a txt to 02112345@mtxt.co.nz via the Corporate Office email system.

Is that the Telecom etxt service ??  No its not its a Vodafone service by the looks.Our DHB uses VF for mobile service




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  # 969997 20-Jan-2014 13:36
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There are a number of commercial services like this.

The reason it doesn't exist by default (it did many years ago on Vodafone) is because of the complete lack of security - somebody who doesn't like you could just send 1000 emails to your number and you'd be stuck with the $200 bill.

Most of the commercial services get around this by allowing whitelisted domains that are allowed to send the email.



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