If you can send email, you can send text messages with our Email to SMS service

Send texts from the London underground, inside buildings, or any mobile blackspot as long as you have access to email

A fast and easy way to get started with fastsms is to use our Email to SMS gateway. There’s no new software to download or learn. Just sign up for your free account and use your favourite email client just the way you do now.

By using Email to SMS you can:

  • Send from anywhere in the globe, but pay local UK message rates to UK numbers
  • Receive text messages in your email inbox when you use a virtual mobile number
  • Stay in touch wherever you have Wi-Fi, even when there’s no mobile signal

Businesses love Email to SMS because it offers a straightforward way to use SMS messaging:

  • You can integrate SMS messaging into any application that supports email without worrying about an API.
  • Employees can send and receive text messages without the need to access the Internet in businesses that need to control or limit access.
  • With Email to SMS you get all the fastsms features you’ll need for bulk messaging, mobile marketing, or time sensitive notifications.

How it works:

  1. Enter the recipient’s number in the “To” field of your email message. The number must be formatted as 447890123456@my.fastsms.co.uk, where 07890 123456 is the mobile number you want to text to.
  2. Enter who the message is from in the subject of the email message (This is the message label that appears on the recipient’s handset and must be no longer than 11 alpha numeric characters).
  3. The message body of the email must be in plain text format & include your username on the first line, authentication token on the second line and SMS message on the third.
  4. Once complete send the message as you would a normal email message; this message will then be received immediately as a text by the phone specified.

Secure texting with email

Email is inherently insecure. Any message you send can be read by anyone as it travels between you and the intended recipient.

But every Email to SMS service requires you to provide your account information somewhere in the email to make sure credits are deducted from the right account. If you send your account name and password in open text in the email, you’re potentially at risk for someone stealing and abusing your account.

To safeguard your account, fastsms provides you with an authentication token valid only for Email to SMS. It’s an encrypted version of your password so your account information always stays secure.

“Fastsms allows us to inform our volunteers much more quickly & co-ordinate rescues easily. We undertake various rescues from helping young people that are lost or those that have been caught in adverse weather conditions, through to climbers that have broken bones. We are extremely pleased that fastsms makes our job even more successful.”

— England & Wales Mountain Rescue

Access anywhere web-based SMS messaging

Our online SMS messaging tool, NetMessenger, offers the convenience of sending and receiving text messages from any device or computer connected to the Internet. With always-on access, bulk messaging capabilities, and advanced account management, NetMessenger is the number one choice of our customers. It’s as easy to use as an email program so you can get started fast.

Send from Outlook

Outlook Mobile Service (OMS) is the perfect solution for those who already use Outlook for email, scheduling and contact management. You can send and manage texts just like an email. When you pair it with a virtual mobile number, OMS will deliver your text messages to your Outlook inbox. There’s no new software to learn, just write and send.

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Develop SMS solutions

Developers can use our well documented API to add SMS functionality to any application using a variety of protocols including HTTP, FTP/SCP, XML and SMTP. Whether you’re creating third party software, plugins, client projects, or working on your own company’s project our developers and customer support team are here to help answer your questions every step of the way.