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Introduction of Mailgun and SMS Alert:
Mailgun is a cloud-based email infrastructure service. It helps to create, send, receive emails without having the need to install or manage any software. It can send up to 10 million emails per month for free and it has a lot of features.
SMS Alert is a free service that enables you to send and receive text messages from your computer through your email accounts. It does not require any software installation and works with almost all email providers. The service does not charge anything for one-way texts sent to the US, Canada, India and other countries.
Integration of Mailgun and SMS Alert:
In this section, I will talk about how I integrated Mailgun and SMS Alert. I used both services to send an alert message to my mobile phone using the Gmail account. I will also mention some details about how both services work and how to set them up with Gmail.
For my project, I created two new email addresses. [email protected] and [email protected] These two emails are not linked to any of my existing accounts. I created passwords for both email addresses and saved them in a safe place so that I can use them later. I also created a new gmail account for the same purpose (no password required.
I created a new project in Mailgun which I named “Project Name”. I then created a DNS record for that name in the form [projectname].mailgun.org with the IP address of my server. I got the same IP address from Google’s IP Tops. After that, I pasted the IP address into my /etc/hosts file so that the server’s domain name respves to itself. I found the method in this link. http://blog.mailgun.net/post/42704946498/are-you-having-dns-issues-with-your-domain.
After that, I needed to set up the DNS records in Gmail, so that Gmail would be able to take advantage of Mailgun’s free email service. I did this by adding MX records with a priority value of 10 in my Gmail DNS settings. The MX record should point to the domain name mentioned above (the one that points to my server. You can find the DNS settings of your gmail account by clicking on “settings” and then “advanced” in your gmail account. If you have a custom domain name for your gmail account, then you should add an MX record there as well. You can find this option by clicking on “My Account” -> “Domains” -> “Add a Domain” and then clicking on “DNS Settings” -> “Advanced DNS Settings”. I changed my MX records from 10 to 20 so that they don’t conflict with the ones in my primary gmail account.
Once all these things were done, my server was all set up to receive emails from people who use Mailgun. Now, it was time for me to setup SMS Alert so that I could receive alerts through my Gmail account as well. To do this, I signed up for a new account with SMS Alert and added a new account to my webhosting contrp panel. After saving my username and password in a safe place, I went ahead and added a new email address (same as the one mentioned above. and then filled out some forms in order to verify my account. After that, I received an email that allowed me to verify my account via SMS. This worked perfectly since my cell phone was receiving messages from my gmail account at this point. After confirming my identity via SMS, I could now send SMS messages directly from my Gmail account using SMS Alert! The process was very simple; all you need is your username and password in order to log into your SMS Alert account and begin sending messages from it via Gmail!
The fplowing are some benefits of integrating Mailgun and SMS Alert with Gmail:
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