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Email to SMS - Predefined sending tutorial

The Email to SMS predefined mode allows you to setup an email address, which you can give to your customers and other contacts, making it simple for you to stay in touch with them. Emails sent to this address will be relayed as SMS text messages to a predefined mobile number of your choosing. 


  1. Login to your aql account.
  2. Choose "Email to SMS", then "Predefined Mode" from the SMS menu.
  3. Setup an predefined email address by using an alias on the domain (subject to availability): for example the alias 'fred' would give you the email address ''.
  4. Alongside this alias, assign the mobile phone number you would like the message to be sent to.
  5. Check your email and press the send messages button.
  6. Optional: you can also auto-forward messages to your own email address, so that you have a copy of the entire email (subject to size limits of 2MB per email).

Multiple email adresses

You can set up multiple aliases at the domain. For example you would be able to setup an address and mobile number for each member of staff in your company making it simple to contact them while out of the office.

Sending rates and destinations

When an email is sent to your predefined address, the first 160 characters of the message will be relayed as an SMS to your mobile phone. Your account will be charged 1 credit per SMS text message.

Some destinations are charged at higher rates. Click here to see the rates per destination.

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