March, 2011

NowSMS Update – 2011.03.21

An interim update release of the Now SMS & MMS Gateway is currently available at http://www.nowsms.com/download/nowsms20110321.zip. Use the executable file in this ZIP to update an existing NowSMS installation. This document details the update release history since the previous interim update, version 2010.11.04. Release history for the changes prior to the current official release can be...

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Basic MMS SMIL Tutorial

A recent thread on the NowSMS discussion board made my head hurt:  MMS: first shows a picture and then the text It started off simple enough. If you send an MMS message using the simple web form in NowSMS, and you include some text and an image, the resulting message displays the text first and then the image. What if you want the image displayed first and then the text? Or what if you want the...

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NowSMS and SSL Certificate Chains

If you have purchased an SSL certificate from a certificate authority for use on a NowSMS server, you may encounter a problem with some browsers displaying a warning or refusing to accept the certificate.  This can occur when SSL certificates are not signed by a certificate authorities’ root certificate, but by an intermediate certificate.  (This has been observed with certificates issued...

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Migrating from another vendor’s MMSC

Customers frequently inquire about the complexity of migrating from an existing MMSC installation to NowSMS.  Is it possible to do this with minimal impact to their subscribers? In most cases, this is possible.  The NowSMS MMSC is designed with minimal administration requirements and automatic subscriber provisioning.  For a typical mobile operator configuration, subscribers are automatically...

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