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Alternate email address for triggers and SMS alerts
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Alternate email address for triggers and SMS alerts

by bbx10node on Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:39 pm

My alerts are buried in lots of unimportant email so I suggest adding a secondary email address just for alerts.

A nice side effect is alerts via SMS. For example, T-Mobile users can send a short email to <t-mobile phone number>@tmomail.net then receive an SMS message a few seconds later. The usual cell plan rates apply and you must have SMS in your cell plan. Other cell carriers have similar email to SMS gateways.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_gatew ... il_clients

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Re: Alternate email address for triggers and SMS alerts

by jwcooper on Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:51 pm

We've avoided this due to concerns with spam, but this is a good scenario where an alternative email would be useful. I think in order to do this, you'd need to validate that email address is yours, so there is a bit of coding involved here. I'll add it to our TODO list.

In the meantime, you could sign up for IFTTT.com and send alerts out to an email or android/ios notifications as well. The Adafruit IFTTT.com channel was activated this past Friday.

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Re: Alternate email address for triggers and SMS alerts

by bbx10node on Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:50 am

In my case, my telephone number on record with Adafruit for orders is the same number I would like to use for SMS alerts so that sort of indicates I authorize the messages. If I want to send email/SMS alerts to an email address/number not in my Adafruit account, I understand an extra validation step would be required.

Thanks, I will give IFTTT a look.

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Re: Alternate email address for triggers and SMS alerts

by bbx10node on Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:21 pm

Yay, IFTTT and Zapier support sending SMS messages.

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