Email 2 SMS allows you to send a text message to any mobile phone from within any email application, including Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, Eudora, AOL, Google Mail, Hotmail and Pegasus.
You can also receive texts in your email inbox by purchasing a Virtual Mobile Number (VMN), and configuring email forwarding from your account settings in fastsms. This enables you to fully manage your texts along with your emails.
There are many instances where Email 2 SMS is preferred, such as when you want to limit employees’ internet access or build SMS into existing automated applications with SMTP.
How does it work? Basically, by composing an email in a specific way and sending it to our messaging system it can then be forwarded on as an SMS. You’re not actually sending an email to anyone’s phone.