Emil email client supports communication with mobile phones:
Emil and SMS
To use this functionality it is assumed that your mobile phone
provider allows to write emails to an email account, which automatically
forwards the message as SMS to the mobile phone.
sending of SMS
Emil provides a SMS_Gateway class which supports
sending of SMS to mobile phones via a email gateway.
These objects should be added under the "SMS" folder.
SMS forward of new mails
To enable SMS notification of arrival of new mesages do the following:
- First it is necessary to add an Email Filter. This can be done in
the main Emil folder under "Client_Properties".
- As soon as an email is arriving that matches to the filter, it
will be moved to the corresponding folder.
- In the Email_Folder set up the SMS connection correctly under "Folder_Properties".
this functionality is only useful, if emails are automatically and periodically checked.
You can either write a cron job, or install xron. Add a xron object into the emil main folder and add the following line to the xron object:
I had some problems with Xron. I could successfully trigger the xron
job, but it did not reload automatically. Tell me if it works for
you, or if you have problems, too.
Emil and WAP
To enable wap access, make sure the permission "Emil_WAP_access" is set correctly.
Connect your mobile phone to http://path_to_emil/main_wml
After typing in the zope username and password it is possible to :
(you should configure your pop connection correctly in the
Client_Properties in the main emil Folder)
- view folders and emails
- check emails
There is a known problem with wap display and folders containing many
emails. I don't know if I will spend too much time to improve the WAP
pages, since hardly anybody seems to be using the WAP interface. If
you want to supply patches or improve these pages, you are gladly