Email to SMS gateway failing
jgs48
Newbie

I am unable to successfully sent and email from my web hosting server through the vtext.com sms gateway to my phone.  I can send successfully send message to my phone from gmail.com and from my home ISP account.  I have been working with my web host server admins and they claim the problem is at the Verizon end.  Their logs show the email successfully leaving the server but they never get to my phone and there is no bounce message.

I need help from a vtext.com administrator to look through the logs to see if we can find out why the two systems refuse to talk to each other.  Can someone direct me to the right place to pursue this issue?

--John

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7e18n1
Specialist - Level 3

Vtext.com may no longer work through automated services.

See the following thread for more information:

https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/866335

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jgs48
Newbie

This is not coming from an automated service.  It is a normal email account on our organization's web server.

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7e18n1
Specialist - Level 3

Alright, vtext.com may no longer work from your organization’s web server.

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jgs48
Newbie

I'm looking for a little more information so I can at least explain to those I support more than it just doesn't work.  Do you have any additional information as to why?  Are there any Verizon technical support people I can contact?

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tstm
Enthusiast - Level 1

Thanks for the message. I am having the same issue that I could not send SMS messages through #########@vtext.com addresses. We are sports team and need this function to alert members about inclement weather, etc. This function worked in the past.  Since @vtext.com stopped working for group texting, what is the replacement solution? Is this breakage temporary or permanent? If permanent, is there another gateway that I could use?

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tikibar1
Community Leader
Community Leader

Have you tried sending them through ##########@vzwpix.com ?

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tstm
Enthusiast - Level 1

Not yet. I read that gateway is for Multimedia messages. Will that work for regular text message?

Thank you!

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tikibar1
Community Leader
Community Leader

Yes, it's for multimedia messages.  But multimedia messages include group messages, which it sounds like you're trying to do.

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tstm
Enthusiast - Level 1

I will give that a shot. Thanks!

I wonder why verizon stopped group text from @vtext.com.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

Vtext has moved to a new platform that is why some of the features are not working. Vtext.com does still work. Integrated Messages also known as Messages + is the new supported service.


AllisonC_VZW
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jgs48
Newbie

How do I use the Integrated Messages to email a text to a Verizon phone?

##########@vtext.com does not work from some sources.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

jgs48-


We want you to continue enjoying our integrated messaging feature which comes included in your plan at no additional charge. You can send a text from your e-mail account by entering your full 10 digit number@vtext.com (no spaces or dashes) This would work as long as you send it from an e-mail account. I hope this works for you.


CarmenT_VZW
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jgs48
Newbie

I need help troubleshooting a connection to vtext.com.  I have an email account on our church's web server that when I send to ##########@vtext.com nothing happens, no bounced email message, no errors.  I've been working with the sysadmins for the server and they say the emails are being successfully sent and that the problem is on the vtext.com end.  Email to the Verizon sms gateway works from other sources like gmail.com.  I need help to diagnose this problem so I can get them to make the appropriate corrections to their outgoing email configuration. The server's name is [removed].  Can someone at Verizon please help me with this?


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tikibar1
Community Leader
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Are the texts being sent as group messages and/or with pictures/special characters?  If so, then they need to be sent to ##########@vzwpix.com

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jgs48
Newbie

No, they are just a simple text message to a single number.

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jgs48
Newbie

This is not working from one of my email accounts.  Is there a way for you to look at your incoming email logs to see what's happening to may message from this particular account? Mail from other email accounts does get through.

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