How to receive confirmation or notification emails via text message

Brandibble sends out a variety of notification emails (order confirmations, unconfirmed orders alerts, setting change alerts, etc.), and you may be asking yourself: how do I receive these notifications via text message?

It turns out that most cellular carriers (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) allow you to email text messages to the telephone numbers of their customers, so it’s just a matter of plugging the correct “email-to-text” email address into the relevant email fields in the Brandibble Admin Interface.

For instance, with Verizon, you can email a text message to any of their subscribers by adding “vtext.com” to the end of the subscriber’s phone number, as in: “5551234567@vtext.com”.  So if your employee’s phone number happens to be 555-123-4567, you would just add “5551234567@vtext.com” to the “BCC Email Address” field on the “Email Confirmations” page of the Brandibble Admin Interface, like this:

customer-confirmations-bcc-email-address

Here’s a list of the email address formats for each of the major cell phone companies:

  • Verizon: 5551234567@vtext.com
  • AT&T: 5551234567@txt.att.net
  • Sprint: 5551234567@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • T-Mobile: 5551234567@tmomail.net
  • Boost Mobile: 5551234567@myboostmobile.com
  • US Cellular: 5551234567@email.uscc.net
  • Alltel: 5551234567@message.alltel.com
  • Cricket: 5551234567@mms.mycricket.com
  • Nextel: 5551234567@messaging.nextel.com
  • VoiceStream: 5551234567@voicestream.net
  • Virgin: 5551234567@vmobl.com

If your cell phone company isn’t listed there, you can find a more complete list here: Email To SMS Email Address List.

So that’s it – all you have to do is add your employee’s email-to-text email address to an email address field on Brandibble, and they’ll receive a text message any time a notification email gets sent out.

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