Many services allow you to send messages to your pager or SMS device using a special e-mail address.
Other issues to consider when you are evaluating pager software is whether your paging service can strip off the headers of forwarded e-mail messages or send notifications of reminders.
If you are looking for two-way access to mail and other Exchange or Outlook data, see Tools for Mobile Access to Microsoft Exchange Server.
Pages and SMS tools for Microsoft Exchange are now at Pager, SMS, and Other Mobile Notification Tools for Microsoft Exchange
SMS to Cell phones
The major US cellular carriers use the firstname.lastname@example.org_domain.com format for SMS to text capable cell phones, with a limit of 160 characters in the subject and message body (total).
See Send SMS or Text Messages to Cellular Phones for more information.
Tools in the Spotlight
Forwards reminders to your mobile phone, pager or PDA.
E-mail and reminder forwarding to a mobile phone. It checks e-mail, sets up reminders, alerts and forwards filtered messages and reminders to a phone. Windows system tray application to forward messages and reminders to a pager, mobile phone, or any email address. Includes simple keyword-based spam filter. Provides 4 levels of text compression for messages.
Appointment Reminder is an Outlook Addin that allows you to schedule sms appointment reminders direct from Outlook Calendar.
Outlook utility to send e-mail reminders from Calendar appointments. Requires e-mail access to your pager
Enables any version of Outlook to send SMS messages to mobile phone numbers listed in Outlook contacts and generate SMS appointment reminders automatically. Can also handle SMS replies back to your Inbox. Product consists of an Outlook add-in plus a service to generate the SMS messages. Does not trigger Outlook security prompts. A Lotus Notes version, NotesSMS, is also available.
Sends appointment reminder notices to your pager. Requires Microsoft Exchange Server.
Red Oxygen Office SMS add-in allows you to send text messages from Microsoft Outlook 2013. Messages are sent from Outlook just like emails, but are delivered to phones as text messages. Replies are delivered to your Outlook Inbox as emails (or to your mobile device). Office SMS can scan your Outlook calendar and automatically send appointment reminders and notifications to your cell phone as text messages. Recurring reminders are fully supported.
Reminder Manager provides reminders from any email, calendar, tasks or contacts folder in any open mail store. This allows you to set reminders on items in any folder in your mailbox or PST file, secondary PST files or public folders. Reminders can be emailed to any pager or email enabled communications device.
- Calendar Reminder Tools
- To send e-mail reminders in Microsoft Outlook 2000
- OL2000: How to Send Outlook Reminders to a Pager -- Another variation using VBA (MSKB)