If you’d like to send a TXT message through email rather than use a SaaS application, such as Twilio, you can send SMS messages through SMTP.
Below is a list of some common gateway email handlers to turn emails into TXTs. Just switch out the default phone number for the one you want to communicate with:
If you know any handlers I haven’t included, please leave a note in the comments section below, and I’ll update the above list as soon as possible. Thanks
Some caveats to this transaction method:
- All mobile carriers format the message to their own liking. Some just include the sender’s email address, while other carriers will return the entire email header (which can be quite costly to small viewing areas.)
- You’ll have to know which subscriber your target is using. But use a service like Twilio and you don’t need to know how you’re sending the message — Just so long as you use a valid phone number.