[Mailman-Users] email to sms?

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Thu Feb 28 12:01:28 EST 2019

In article <5a065a2d-14cb-3f60-7175-0f2b81ed47eb at spamtrap.tnetconsulting.net> you write:
>The only free services that I've seen have been operated by the cellular 
>networks for their customers.

Agreed.  They are heavily rate limited to deter spam so they're not great
for mailing lists.

>I don't see how to overcome either of these limitations.  Maybe there is 
>a way.

If you actually want to send SMS, you need to pay for it through one
of the many SMS API services.  It costs on the order of 0.7c/message
to US numbers which seems pretty cheap to me, but I suppose that
depends how valuable you think your lists are.

Trying to integrate directly with mailman would be a nightmare, but
you could easily set up a kludge where people subscribed separately to
the SMS forwarder, subscribe a special local forwarder address to the
mailman list, and then tie a script to that address that takes the
contents of the messages and passes it to the SMS API.  (Stripping out
all the extra cruft, of course.)

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