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How to send your first SMS with Ozeki Bulk Messenger
This tutorial shows you step by step how to send SMS with Ozeki Bulk Messenger. In the following example we will use an OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway installed on an Android smartphone to send out the SMS. First we will create an addressbook then we will show you how to create the SMS content, set up the connection and start the SMS job.
Get startedOzeki Bulk Messenger runs on Windows, Linux and Android Smart phones. To start using it, you need to download and install it. Installation is straightforward. The software can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:
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Step 1 - Make an address book
On the Quick Start tab please select 'Step 1 - Make an address book' (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Selecting 'Make an address book'
After the new page has appeared, please select 'Create new Address book' (Figure 2).
You can choose between different types of address books to handle your contacts. In this example we will create a Standard address book (Figure 3). But you can import an address book from external sources like an Excel spreadsheet (.XLSX, .CSV), txt file or from an online database (SQL or LDAP).
Figure 2 - Creating a new Address book
After you have selected a standard address book type or another, you can enter a name for your first address book. Then click 'Ok'.
Figure 3 - Providing a name
After that you can see that 'address book #1' has appeared in the list! Now click on 'Contacts' in order to add contacts to your addressbook and provide information about them.
Figure 4 - Opening 'Contacts' menu
Select 'Create new Contact' to add your contact to the address book.
Figure 5 - Adding a new contact
On the right side you will see a 'Contact details' window where you can add detailed information about the contact.
If finished, click 'Ok'.
Figure 6 - Providing personal information
Step 2 - Compose your message
Select 'Step 2 - Compose a message' (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Selecting 'Compose a message'
On the new page you need to select 'Create new Audio, SMS or E-mail message' and then in the 'Audio, SMS or E-mail message details' window you can choose between 'E-mail', 'SMS' and 'Audio' type of content.
Select 'SMS' to create an SMS/MMS message (Figure 8) .
Figure 8 - Creating new content
After that several SMS content types will appear. This option helps you to personalize your SMS/MMS. Select the one you would like to create (Figure 9).
Figure 9 - Message Types
In case you selected the simple 'Text' type you can see the below:Add a name for this content and then type the SMS text into the box then press 'Ok'.
Figure 10 - Creating a simple text message
Your created 'text message #1' content will appear in the list (Figure 11).
Figure 11 - List of Contents
Step 3 - Setup connection
After the successful creation of SMS message content, now it is time to create setup a new connection.
Select 'Step 3 - Setup a connection' on the Quick Start tab. (Figure 12)
Figure 12 - Selecting 'Setup a connection'
On the new page please click 'Create new Connection' then select 'SMS' (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - Selecting SMS connection
Select a suitable connection (SMS modem or SMPP) and configure it. The configuration guide is available here:
How to configure different types of connections.
In this step by step guide we are going to install and run OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway on an Android smartphone, so we need to choose the SMPP connection (Figure 14).
Figure 14 - Selecting an SMPP connection to register an OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway
Next we need to fill in an empty SMPP registration form. (Figure 15). To find out the missing information we need to create an SMPP server.
Figure 15 - An empty SMPP registration form
The easiest way to create an SMPP server is to install the OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway on a smartphone. You may download it from the Google Play Store. (Figure 16)
Figure 16 - Launching the Play Store
Type 'OZEKI SMPP' in the search field of the Play Store (Figure 17)
Figure 17 - Finding OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway in the Play Store
Click install to setup OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway. (Figure 18)
Figure 18 - Installing OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway from the Play Store
When the installation is complete open the application. (Figure 19)
Figure 19 - Opening OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway
When you start the application it automatically starts the server. You can read the login details on the main screen. (Figure 20)
Figure 20 - Login details
Now you can go back to Ozeki Bulk Messenger and type the server login details in the form. If you think the details are correct then click 'Ok'. (Figure 21)
Figure 21 - The SMPP server login details are filled in
You will know if the connection was successfully established by watching the main screen of OZEKI SMPP SMS Gateway. If everything went as expected you will see "Client succesfully logged in with 'smppuser' username." written on the screen (Figure 22).
Figure 22 - You have successfully logged in from Ozeki Bulk Messenger
Now it is time to send an SMS from Ozeki Bulk Messenger.
Step 4 - Send a message
At first, you need to create a delivery job to send SMS/MMS to your contacts. Select 'Step 4 - Send a message' option (Figure 23).
Figure 23 - Selecting 'Send a message'
On the next page press the 'Create new message delivery job' button and combine an address book, a content and a connection to create a full job. When you are finished, click 'Ok' (Figure 24).
Figure 24 - Creating a new delivery job
Then you can see your job in the list. Finally, press the green 'Start' button (Figure 25) to deliver your SMS/MMS messages to your contacts.
Figure 25 - Starting delivery
After the delivery is completed you can see the result of your messaging (Figure 26).
Figure 26 - The percentage of successfully sent messages