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    Hi,

    This will be my first post here, looks to be a nice community. Is there a script or program which will send a text to a phone when email arrives? I looked through the preferences in evolution but found nothing.

    I am using opensuse 12.1 64bit
    gnome 3.2.1
    evolution 3.2.3
    on a hp xw6200 workstation

    I am using evolution but I suspect that it might be easier to do it at a lower level. maybe the mailer daemon? It seems to me that it would be easy for someone to script and that someone must have thought of it before. Personally I have tried scripting and am not very good at it.. but am willing to try.

    I am thinking that, for instance, one could have the email agent/daemon/system send a email/text to an address on receipt of a email. In my case I am using verizon, so that the emailer could send a email to "my_phone_number@vtext.com".


    Thanks,

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    On 2012-06-03 19:36, a59303 wrote:
    > I am thinking that, for instance, one could have the email
    > agent/daemon/system send a email/text to an address on receipt of a
    > email. In my case I am using verizon, so that the emailer could send a
    > email to "my_phone_number@vtext.com".


    procmail

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    Thank You, Carlos

    for the answer, and lead. To more information.

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    On 2012-06-03 20:26, a59303 wrote:
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    > Thank You, Carlos
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    > for the answer, and lead. To more information.


    For more info, man procmailex has examples of what you want.

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    Default Re: text to phone, from mail

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-06-03 20:26, a59303 wrote:


    For more info, man procmailex has examples of what you want.

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    Hey, thanks a bunch!

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    Default Re: text to phone, from mail

    procmail may be what I am looking for but I found some other stuff close to what I was imagining.

    https://mail.gnome.org/archives/evol.../msg00044.html

    Mail Notification

    https://launchpad.net/popper

    Although I have not seen a solid connection to SMS yet, as I have a simple phone, not a smart phone, so; No advanced features really.

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    There's "smssend", I used that years ago (at least 6 or 7). It's still available. IIRC it uses small scripts to connect to free internet SMS providers. Some of them require login, some of them don't. Basically you need to know which arguments you have to provide to such an SMS provider.

    Another option is to have copies of your email sent to some mailprovider that does free SMS notices.
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    Knurpht,

    I misspoke.
    I was intending to send a email that would be recieved as a text.
    There is other stuff there a FSF that looks like it might be good for this. Thanks! I was intending to use the established system that verizon has in place (phone_number@vtext). They just have you email that number and it sends a text.

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    On Sun, 03 Jun 2012 23:56:03 +0000, a59303 wrote:

    > Knurpht,
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    > I misspoke.
    > I was intending to send a email that would be recieved as a text. There
    > is other stuff there a FSF that looks like it might be good for this.
    > Thanks! I was intending to use the established system that verizon has
    > in place (phone_number@vtext). They just have you email that number and
    > it sends a text.


    Simple solution if the message is coming down to your system - create
    a .forward file in the user's home directory.

    The contents of the .forward file are a list of e-mail addresses to
    forward mail to.

    This assumes that the mail is actually received on the machine that has
    the .forward file set up, but assuming you have your mail server set up
    correctly, that should take care of this for you.

    Jim



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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Sun, 03 Jun 2012 23:56:03 +0000, a59303 wrote:


    Simple solution if the message is coming down to your system - create
    a .forward file in the user's home directory.

    The contents of the .forward file are a list of e-mail addresses to
    forward mail to.

    This assumes that the mail is actually received on the machine that has
    the .forward file set up, but assuming you have your mail server set up
    correctly, that should take care of this for you.

    Jim



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    That IS a simple solution, what program reads that file? I'm going to look further into this.


    Thanks,

    a5'
    Last edited by a59303; 04-Jun-2012 at 14:12. Reason: thanks

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