Texting to an Email Address
Nearly every text-capable phone has the ability to send messages to an email address. Here’s how to sign up with your device …
Most Phone Types:
1. Go to Messaging and create a new Text Message.
2. Open up the Send To box to designate the recipient.
3. Some phones have a separate field for Email and Phone Number. If this is the case, enter email@example.com in the Email field.
4. If not, look for a box that says 123 on the menu screen. (This means that you’re entering a number to designate who you’re texting.) Press the relevant button (typically the Shift key or one of the Option buttons) to switch this to ABC.
5. Enter firstname.lastname@example.org as the designated address. Send the message SIGNUP to this address.
6. Add this contact info to your Address Book.
1. Click on Messages.
2. Press the BlackBerry button and select Compose SMS Text.
3. Select [Use Once]. When it asks “Which Type of Address?” choose Email.
4. Enter email@example.com as the email address. Send the message SIGNUP.
5. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Address Book.
1. Open up Messaging and select Compose New Message.
2. Set email@example.com as the recipient.
3. Set SIGNUP as the message text.
4. Save firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact.
1. Send a text message to 121.
2. In the body of the message, type email@example.com SIGNUP.
Shoutbomb Text Message Alerts
With the Library’s new Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to …
è Receive text notices about: holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdue items, and fines.
è Send a text to renew a loan. If the item is eligible for renewal, it will renew. If the item is not eligible for renewal, it will fail. Either result will be reported by text message.
The Library does not charge a fee for this service, but your mobile plan’s regular text-messaging rates apply.
è A mobile phone and wireless service that can send text messages to an email address.
è The barcode number from your Library card (ten digits, Dxxxxxxxxx), and the PIN for your library account.
To get started, text the message:
Then reply to the messages from Shoutbomb, asking for your library card number and PIN.
Basic Keyword Commands
You can text these commands to firstname.lastname@example.org; follow any instructions that are texted back to you:
Your account notices will prompt you to respond with optional commands, including:
To view and change your Shoutbomb message settings, text these commands: