Is there a way to send a SMS message via a batch script?

Posted on 2013-12-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
We have a "Scheduled Task" that is supposed to run every night to shut down a specific program running on a few of our older XP systems. For the most part the batch script runs w/o issue; but there are times when it doesn't and we won't know until it is too late.

Is there a way to configure the batch file to fire off an email/sms to a specified address informing us that the script ran correctly? If so...can somebody provide an example of the way the code should be presented in the batch file? Also if there any programs out there that will enable this functionality I'd be open to suggestions.

Question by:nti1999
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ID: 39695639
This is an application to send the SMS or email.

Blat is a Windows (32 & 64 bit) command line utility that sends eMail using SMTP or post to usenet using NNTP.

Then in your batch file, you would have a line like the following:

blat -to -f -s "Email Subject" -server my-SQL

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ID: 39695648

Thank you for the quick follow-up. We'll give that a shot and provide a status asap.

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ID: 39696536

I've been to the site you've referenced; but I can't find any installation files for blat. Unless I'm missing something. I looks as if it's just a bunch of code that needs to be imported into the registry.

How can I get the system to recognize the "blat" commands?
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donnk earned 500 total points
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we use something similar to warn of temps in the sevre rooms, we have an account with a SMS gateway that allows emails 2 SMS:

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then create a batch file like

start sendemail -f -t -u password -m Server 42C Exceeded TAKE ACTION -s

We then turn the bat into an exe file using the free utility below as task scheduler is prissy about batch files

works like a charm.

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ID: 39698165

Thanks for the response. I've downloaded the "sendemail" files and placed them in the same folder has my .bat file; but it doesn't seem to be working. We have our own Exchange server on the same network; so I don't think we need an outside "email gateway" service. Not to mention I've never been strong with scripting. Here is the coding I'm using for the batch file below. Can you please provide some guidance on how to get it working?

start sendemail -f -t -u email password -m PLUTO Dialer has SUCCESSFULLY terminated -s mailserver.nticentral.local

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by:Lionel MM
ID: 39698234
You can download blat here--works great

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ID: 39698327
Almost there. I've been able to get "SendEmail" working with my gmail address and gmail's smtp server; but I'm having some issues with getting it to work/communicate with our internal Exchange server. Here's the syntax.

start sendemail -f -t; -u PLUTO DIALER STATUS -m The PLUTO Dialer software has been SUCCESSFULLY terminated -xu nticentral\username -xp password -s

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ID: 39698466
bypass exchange and use your ISP mail server or gmail smtp server.

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ID: 39699102
I've completely bypassed the Exchange server and set up a separate gmail address and this solution worked perfectly. I also used the bat to exe utility to convert the batch file.

Thank you!

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your welcome!

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