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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,

    a5'

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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.

    a5'

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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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    On 2012-06-03 23:16, a59303 wrote:
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    > procmail may be what I am looking for but I found some other stuff close
    > to what I was imagining.
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    > http://tinyurl.com/76pegbv
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    > 'Mail Notification' (http://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/)
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    > https://launchpad.net/popper


    I'm not familiar with any of them. I do know that procmail does what you
    asked - not send sms, because you said you just needed to send an email to
    the phone. But you can trigger any program.

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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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    Carlos,

    I understand, I misspoke. That is right, I wanted to trigger mail, or some sort of mailer. I thought though that before I try to learn procmail (it looks fairly complex) I was looking for a more ready-made solution. It turns out that there is a plugin in evolution that allows you to configure to some extent the notification of receipt. But not any events (scripts).
    Reading the pages related to procmail gave me a better idea of what I was looking for, and so, I found mail-notification... I think I'm going to try that.

    Thanks,

    a5'

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