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Sending Mail (text message) from 'Phone Number' in PHP

Posted on 2009-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have setup an ecommerce site for a customer and we set it up to notify them via text-messages to their phone every time a new order is placed or something on the site needs attention.  It works great, however, the from "number" in the text message is always some random 10 digit number.

I'm wondering if there is a way to make this look like it is coming from a specific phone number.
function textMessage($txtnum,$orderNum){
	$from_name	=	'mydomain.com';
	$from_email	=	'8882019987';  // From Phone Number
	$sendto = $txtnum;
	$orderno = $orderNum;
	$headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
	$headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n";
	$headers .= "From: ".$from_email."\r\n";
	$headers .= "Reply-To: ".$from_name." <".$from_email.">\r\n";
	$headers .= "X-Mailer: PHP v".phpversion().$eol; 
	$subj = "New Order: $orderNum"; 
	$body = "New Order on the Online Store";		
	mail($sendto, $subj, $body, $headers);

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Question by:beigs
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joep1978 earned 2000 total points
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Generally the SMS provider has a limited set of numbers that the message can be sent from - you would need to talk to them about the best solution for you.  I very much doubt you'll be able to specify the exact phone number, but they may be able to set you up so the messages are sent from a more friendly number.

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