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Exchange 2003 Standard edition and Mobile SMS text message

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My mobile phone accepts SMS (text messaging).  Is there any way that I make exchange to notify every time that I receive a message or I even can create an email that will send a direct message to my mobile.

I understand that I can activate the mobile feature of exchange but it will require the internet to be active on my mobile costing me more money.

We have Exchange Standard edition 2003

Thank you.
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Commented:
Does your mobile phone company provide an email address for your mobile phone?
If not, then you will need to subscribe to a email to SMS gateway service. It will be very expensive to run if you are outside of the USA.

Simon.

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My Mobile phone company does provide an email address for my phone.  Example:  9999998888@tmomail.net.

Now, the question is since my mobile have an email (I Tested it) and it works.  How can I make it an email with an alias in exchange so that I forward certain messages to this email?  Is it possible to forward emails to this  alias email.  This is because I don't want people to know my cell mobile.

Thank you for your reply.  Anxiously awaiting your recommendation.

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You have a couple of options.
If automatic forwarding has been enabled in Exchange (which isn't usually recommended) then you could forward via an Outlook rule.

You can also create an alias in Exchange. Exchange calls them mail enabled contact.
In ADUC on the Exchange server, choose New, Contact and follow the wizard. Select the address as type SMTP and enter the full email address as you have shown above.
You can set up a forward on your account using that contact. Once done it can be hidden from the address lists.
However the problem with forwarding in that way is that the entire message is forwarded, which can mean that you have lots of text messages being received on your phone.

Otherwise you are looking at using a third party tool. This web site has a list of tools that can work for you. Treat your phone as a pager with an email address and it will work fine.
http://www.slipstick.com/addins/pager.htm

Those of us outside of the USA don't have such luxury as free email to SMS gateway, making using these types of alerts very expensive to run.

Simon.

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