ExtraFax SMS/MMS FEATURES

Note: The support of SMS features is starting from ExtraFax 6.5.1. The support of MMS features is starting from ExtraFax 7.0.

Example: Email-to-SMS

Using the power of ExtraFax, it is possible to have e-mails relayed to your mobile phone as SMS text messages. Make it easy

for colleagues to contact you while you are on the road, or have important email notifications routed to your mobile phone.



Sending an SMS message is as easy as sending an e-mail. Simply use the following syntax:

<recipient name>@<mobile phone number>@<SMS Domain>

In the example depicted above, the recipient name is "John Smith", his mobile phone number is "5554424422"

and the SMS Domain is "extrasms". The e-mail subject and content will be converted into SMS message content.

Once the SMS message has been sent, the recipient’s mobile phone will receive the following message:




Since the SMS message comes from the SMS gateway located on the ExtraFax server, it will always display the gateway

phone number as the originating mobile phone where the SMS message was sent from.

In order for the recipient to more easily identify that the SMS message was actually sent by you, consider enabling the

ExtraFax SMS feature to “Automatically Append Signature” . This will append your name to the SMS message for

identification purposes.

To enable the “Automatically Append Signature” feature , edit the desired “User Preferences” document and identify

the preferred settings. It is possible to specify that the signature be inserted using either the Short Name,

Common Name or Full Name format.




Example: Email-to-MMS

Using the power of ExtraFax, it is possible to have e-mails relayed to your mobile phone as MMS messages. Sending

an MMS message is very similar to sending an SMS message. When sending an MMS message, you can also include

the following types of content:
  • include more text
  • attach pictures, video or voice files.


Sending an MMS message is as easy as sending an e-mail. Simply use the following syntax:

<recipient name>@<mobile phone number>@<MMS Domain>

In the example depicted above, the recipient name is "John Smith", his mobile phone number is "5554424422" and

the MMS Domain is "extramms". The e-mail subject will become the MMS subject, the e-mail body text will be displayed

as text in the MMS message. Pictures, movie or voice files will be displayed by the phone as well.

In the example depicted above, once the MMS message has been sent, the recipient’s mobile phone will receive

the following message:



Since the MMS message comes from the MMS gateway located on the ExtraFax server, it will always display the gateway

phone number as the originating mobile phone where the MMS message was sent from. In order for the recipient to more

easily identify that the MMS message was actually sent by you, consider enabling the ExtraFax MMS feature to

“Automatically Append Signature” . This will append your name to the MMS message for identification purposes.

To enable the “Automatically Append Signature” feature, edit the desired “User Preferences” document and identify the

preferred settings. It is possible to specify that the signature be inserted using either the Short Name, Common Name

or Full Name format.




Example: SMS-to-Email

After having received your colleague’s SMS message that originated from ExtraFax, you can easily reply to it or alternatively

forward the message to other colleagues via SMS from your mobile phone. Follow these guidelines:

For example, when sending the SMS response from your mobile phone, simply add the recipient name at the beginning of

the SMS message and surround it with parenthesis. “(“ & “)” For example: (Billy Black). When ExtraFax receives the SMS message,

the name "Billy Black" will be looked up against the Domino Directory's $Users View to resolve the full mail address of the recipient

and the SMS message would then be delivered to Billy Black’s inbox.




And Billy would receive the following email:


Tips:

1. You can add more than one recipient in the SMS message.

2. You can save the recipient names as templates in your mobile phone and you can reuse them easily.

The ability in ExtraFax to route SMS messages to someone’s inbox is called "Smart Routing". The “Smart Routing” feature can be

enabled in the ExtraFax Inbound Routing Setup document.




In addition, users can choose to receive a Delivery Report to confirm that the SMS message has been successfully routed.

The Delivery Report would look similar to the following example:


Example: MMS-to-Blog

Using the power of ExtraFax, it is possible to have inbound MMS messages automatically posted to a Blog.

For example: You have taken a good picture or recorded a movie on your mobile phone and you want to

share it with everyone on your Blog.



Using a mobile phone that supports MMS, simply send it to the ExtraFax server via MMS and ExtraFax will post

your photo/movie to the blog instantly and automatically.

To: ExtraFax Server
Subject:
Body: Orlando Lotusphere 2007. Look! This is our Lotusphere pedestal!
File: lotusphere2007.jpg

Below is a sample MMS message that has been received by ExtraFax and automatically posted to a Blog.

Please note that ExtraFax supports the IBM Blog & Blogshere.



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