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  • jgreenberg01
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    Originally posted by jon00 View Post

    You should use Pushover. Much more reliable than text messages...
    FWIW, and even though I had posted earlier how to send MMS via HS, I have to agree with jon00.

    I control my notifications setup via HSTouch and can cycle through none, MMS, Pushover, or both MMS & Pushover for any number of notifications.

    When I choose both, the Pushover notifications are received immediately - every time. The same MMS notification, sent at the same time may arrive right away, but sometimes it could show up an hour later.

    I'm pretty sure MMS is sometimes routed from FL to NJ to the Moon to Peewee Herman's house before hitting my phones.

    Pushover just works!

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  • Theron
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    The easiest and quickest solution is Twilio. It is stable, I have never seen it go down, and you will get your message in seconds. Search the HomeSeer plugin store - the plugin is free.


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  • jfla
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    Hello

    You can also use McsMqtt, Nodered and Pushbullet

    Jean-Francois

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  • jon00
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    Its in the updater (search for Pushover).

    Then replace the exe in the Homeseer root with this one: https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...32#post1435192

    You will need to install pushover on your phones (in the respective stores - small $)

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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by jon00 View Post

    You should use Pushover. Much more reliable than text messages...
    what do i need to install?

    I searched and see it used here, but I do not have it in my list...unless nested...

    https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ul...-notifications

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  • jon00
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    Originally posted by TeleFragger View Post

    so 3:15am, wifes phone goes off...
    txt that alarm was enabled... uhmmm
    log shows it was sent 2am...

    WAF -1...

    ughhh

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    You should use Pushover. Much more reliable than text messages...

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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by TeleFragger View Post


    I just used this to test and works great...
    I had to play around with it to get email AND txt going... apparently you cannot have a space in it.

    so example...

    myemail@gmail.com;32323232323@text.att.net

    needed that semi colon and no spaces... works..
    thx
    so 3:15am, wifes phone goes off...
    txt that alarm was enabled... uhmmm
    log shows it was sent 2am...

    WAF -1...

    ughhh

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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by jgreenberg01 View Post
    You can send it via MMS. Proper address syntax depends on carrier:

    AT&T: @text.att.net
    Verizon: @vtext.com (or @vzwpix.com for photos and video)
    Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com
    T-Mobile: @tmomail.net
    Google Fi: @msg.fi.google.com

    I just used this to test and works great...
    I had to play around with it to get email AND txt going... apparently you cannot have a space in it.

    so example...

    myemail@gmail.com;32323232323@text.att.net

    needed that semi colon and no spaces... works..
    thx

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  • Theron
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    Sorry - was a bit slow hitting send. Glad it is working.


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  • Theron
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    Try smtp port 465. Also can you check to see if there are any smtp settings in their email system?


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  • tslaton
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    I am sorry to have bothered the group... I made a stupid mistake and put an incorrect PORT number in for the SMTP server. Once I put the correct on in place and tested it, everything worked as it should.

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  • tslaton
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    I am attempting to setup eMail functionality in HomeSeer with a non-GMail account and can not seem to get it to work as it should. The mail account is good because I can log into it and send and receive messages. In HomeSeer, the POP side seems to work fine because the log will indicate how many emails it found. The SMTP side however, gives and error "Exception sending email via smtp.ionos.com (To:ts@XXXX.com, cc:ts@XXXX.com, bcc:ts@XXXX.com, Sub:ts@XXXX.com, Attach = Authentication failed, see inner exception.". I am using the correct password and the account requires SSL Authentication. I am attaching images of my setup attempt (3) for each section.. Thanks in advance for any help.
    Attached Files

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  • JeffCharger
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    I have found the HS4 texting through email to be very reliable. I use it often, and never had an issue. The text is received within seconds.

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  • Theron
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    Originally posted by puma View Post

    I assume I'll need to install Twillio app on my iPhone, correct ?
    There is no app needed - the messages will come across as normal messages on your cellphone. Twilio is a text messaging service that the HomeSeer Plugin talks to. You can setup an account with Twilio, get your authorization token, input the configuration information in the plugin, and use event actions to send out SMS text messages. The benefit is this is a direct connection to a text messaging service. Email to text has many bottlenecks and points of failure.


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  • puma
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    Originally posted by Theron View Post
    There is a plug-in for HomeSeer to use the Twilio API. Twilio is very reliable for sending text messages.

    https://shop.homeseer.com/products/l...lug-in-for-hs3


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    I assume I'll need to install Twillio app on my iPhone, correct ?

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