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NowSMS NextGen: Multiple Servers for Scalability and Fault Tolerance

To help explain how NowSMS NextGen can support clustered servers for fault tolerance and scalability, we are reposting this thread from our support forum. Hi, Your release notes for NowSMS NextGen says: Clustered Servers – Multiple front-end servers can share their workload via a shared database, offering powerful new options for fault tolerant systems and scalability. And there is also a note...

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NowSMS NextGen for Linux (and Mac)

Now available as a beta release, NowSMS NextGen is the next generation platform of NowSMS, being released initially for Linux and macOS environments. NowSMS NextGen builds on the foundation of the existing NowSMS product. We reviewed every line of code and every configuration setting, no matter how well hidden. Anything that is possible with NowSMS is possible with NowSMS NextGen. Initially,...

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Selecting MMS Route when sending MMS

When submitting an MMS message, it is frequently desirable to direct the message to a specific connection. The method for doing this varies depending on the protocol being used to submit the MMS message. HTTP URL or POST Submission If you are submitting via HTTP (https://www.nowsms.com/doc/submitting-mms-messages/now-smsmms-proprietary-url-su bmission), you can specify an MMSCRoute=xxxx...

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Priority SMS Message Queue

NowSMS 2018 supports a priority queue for SMS messages. A user account attribute (under “SMS Users”) is use to indicate that all SMS messages submitted by this account should be processed before messages submitted by non-priority...

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Limit SMS Messages Sent Per Day, Hour, Minute, or Second

Especially useful for modem connections, NowSMS 2018 supports restrictions that can be used to limit the number of SMS messages sent over any individual SMS connection. These restrictions can be accessed from the “SMSC” page in the NowSMS configuration. Highlight an SMSC connection and press the “Restrictions” button. These settings are also available in the NowSMS Cloud...

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MMS Notifications: SMS Sender Address & SMPP Connection Choice

An interesting series of questions from our support mailbox: Hi Now SMS Technical Support, Hope you are all keeping well. Just had a question. Is there any way to define a sender ID for MMS where the leg out to the SMSC seems to have no Calling Party Address? Define a “Default Sender Address” under the properties for the SMSC connection. SMS messages that are generated for MMS...

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UCP to SMPP Converter / Proxy

We’ve had a few inquiries related to the UCP protocol recently. UCP is a legacy application to SMS protocol that was implemented by SMSCs from a company named CMG. (Bryce posted some background info on this over 12 years ago in response to questions in our support forum at https://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/8150.html) UCP was never a widely adopted protocol, but for a period of...

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Send MMS Message from PHP Script

Note: For additional APIs for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages, please see our Developer APIs for SMS + MMS page. Back in 2003, we posted an example PHP script for sending MMS via NowSMS on our discussion board at http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/1113.html. While this script has worked well over the years, it has a serious limitation in that it does not support SSL/TLS. Version...

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Send SMS from PHP Script

Note: For additional APIs for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages, please see our Developer APIs for SMS + MMS page. Back in 2003, we posted an example PHP script for sending SMS via NowSMS on our discussion board at http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/867.html. While this script has worked well over the years, it has a serious limitation in that it does not support SSL/TLS. Version 2...

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NowSMS Modem Android App – Installation Options

This document provides an overview of installation options for the NowSMS Modem App for Android. The NowSMS Modem App allows an Android phone to be used by a NowSMS server as a type of GSM modem.  This allows NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages through one or more Android phones. Detailed Quick Start Guides are available here. Installation Options The NowSMS Modem App can be...

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