[aprssig] APRS Email -> Cell phone Text message problem

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Mon May 11 06:32:57 EDT 2009

The message was in the subject line.  The service you are using apparently strips the subject line from the message on a text message.  EMAIL and EMAIL-2 are designed for email clients (and most SMS clients) that display the subject line in an email.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg D.
> Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:08 PM
> The bad news:  The message text I sent was nowhere in the message.  All
> she got was the header ("DO NOT REPLY"), and a bunch of links to the
> Internet for findu and other such services.  I'm guessing that the
> message text itself was truncated off the bottom of the message (only
> the first 160 characters can be sent).
> I used the email-2 gatway for this test.  Is there another service that
> perhaps formats the message differently, so that the "important" part
> can show up before all the links and such?  Or, is there a way for the
> gateway to know that it's sending to a limited size receiver, and
> adjust accordingly?  The links aren't useful when viewed from a phone's
> text message window.

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