Thanks Henk, I will provide feed back when I receive it.
I'll send you a modified version of the GSM Modem Gateway with a delay between sending multiple messages. You can install this as a plugin in Diafaan SMS Server and if it works it will be added to the next version.
Merging names from an Excel sheet is not a feature that is on the to-do list. However it is possible to implement this with a Gateway Script (basic- and full editions only). Of course this requires a script in C# or Visual Basic.NET.
I bought this software because of ease of use and your initial support helping me with my modem, however one of your competitors has the option of delaying messaging at predetermined timer settings, which had me interested because in my application we have a system which sends email to sms reminders to our customers, we dont have control on the limit we can send at any one time, what I want to do is send complete batch to Diafaan server and let Diafaan server manage the que and send them at time intervals set by user.A good example is when you send too many emails in such a short time you email account gets banned for spamming, Im trying to prevent this from happening to my phone account. Your product is great.
On a side note if you really want to make it even more effective it would be great to be able to merge names and phone numbers from excel and send bulk SMS to your clients.(personilise messaging then I can get rid of my other software I use)
Thanks for listening
This feature would not be hard to implement, but I am curious why you want to delay sending the messages. If you have a good application for this feature I'll add it to the wish list.
Maybe for future releases it would be great to be able to que up the messages and allow them to be sent at pre-programmable times i.e. every 1 minute send 5 messages until que is empty.
Diafaan SMS Server does not have artificial limits on the amount of messages you can send or receive through a GSM modem. The number of messages per minute you can receive depends on the modem you use, the network quality and the overhead of the software. The normal amount of messages you can send or receive with a GSM modem is about 12 messages per minute, however I have seen large differences between modems and GSM networks.
When the GSM modems receive more messages than the software can handle, the delivery of SMS messages to the modems is suspended until they are able to receive additional messages. No messages are discarded.
What will happen if I purchase the Basic version that supports only 50 sms/min (receiving) but the modem is receiving much more than that?
Does the messages queue up somewhere and the events get fired slowly?
Or does the messages get discarded?
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