Configuring SendToPager

SendToPager is configured in the following four steps:

  • Configuring General Preferences
  • Configuring SendToPager Protocols
  • Configuring Providers List
  • Configuring Address Book

    Each step is thoroughly described below.

    To save Preferences changes and close the Configuration dialog click OK button, to discard the changes and close the dialog click Cancel.

    Please read the following important notes:

  • Supported Number Formats
  • Tone Paging Tips

    Configuring General Preferences

    Select the General item on the left panel to configure the SendToPager General Preferences.

    Logging Level The SendToPager has an extensive logging option and you can parameterize it as you need. Logging is stored permanently in the log file (paging.log can be found in the SendToPager Home folder).
    The following Logging Levels are available:
    None SendToPager does not log neither Errors, nor Informational messages.
    Errors Only SendToPager logs Errors only, skipping Informational messages.
    Normal SendToPager logs both Errors and Informational messages.
    Debug SendToPager dumps also, in addition to Errors and Informational messages, all transmitted and received characters.
    We would recommend that you set the Normal Logging Level for normal operations or the Debug Logging Level, when you encounter any difficulties and you would like to report these to us.
    In this case, please, attach your log-file to your report.

    Configuring SendToPager Protocols

    Select the Protocols item on the left panel and then select one of the supported messaging protocols to configure.
    You can configure the Protocol properties, but you cannot change the protocol name.

    SendToPager is capable of sending messages thru following protocols:
    Mobile Protocols

    Modem Protocols Internet Protocols

    Configuring Common Protocols Preferences

    These Preferences are applied individually to each protocol, but have common meaning for every protocol.
    Redial Attempts Define how many times you want the SendToPager to retry to establish connection before cancelling the message.
    Redial Timeout Define how many seconds you want the SendToPager to wait between two connection attempts.

    Configuring Modem Protocols Preferences

    These Preferences are applied individually to each protocol.
    Modem Select a modem from the list of Windows modems. You can assign different modems to different protocols.

    Configuring Internet Protocols Preferences

    These Preferences are applied individually to each protocol.
    Server & Port Define address (by server name or IP address) and the TCP/IP port number to connect to your relay SMTP server.
    User Name & Password Defines credentials of the user, authorised to send e-mail messages.
    Leave these fields blank, if you SMTP server allows anonymous access.
    Reply Address Defines the e-mail address of the person that you want to receive the message delivery notifications from the service providers.

    Configuring Providers List

    To configure the Providers List select the Providers item on the left panel and then select a Provider you want to modify.

    Important Note: Before configuring the Providers List, please make sure you have received the configuration information from the actual Service Providers of those people whom you will be sending messages to.

    Modify Provider in the List

    Provider Settings are dependent on the Protocol you will assign to this Provider.
    Direct
    Paging
    ARC
    Paging
    TAP/IXO E-Mail SMS
    Name XXXXX Define the name of the Provider. Provider is uniquely identified by Name.
    Protocol XXXXX Define the supported Protocol for the Provider. All messages sent thru this Provider will be transmitted using this Protocol.
    You may assign different Protocols to each Provider individually.
    Access Number XX Access Number setting is applied to modem-related protocols (ARC Paging & TAP/IXO), when SendToPager first connects to a Service Center and then transmits the message.
    Access Number must be entered in Canonical or Direct format. Read more about Number formats here.
    Please contact Provider to get correct Access Number.
    Connect Pause XX Connect Pause setting is applied to tone-paging protocols, when it's not possible to detect when B-party answers and then to generate tone message.
    Read more Tone Paging Tips here.
    Password X Passwod setting is applied to TAP/IXO protocol, when Paging Provider requires special authentication before message transmission.
    Please contact Provider to get correct Password or enter '000000' default password.
    Domain Name X SendToPager automatically constructs e-mail message of the From, To & Body fields. To field is concatenation of the Contact's Number and Provider's Domain Name.
    Example: 19877891234@sms.cingular.com
    Please contact Provider to get correct e-mail domain name, used for message forwarding purposes.
    Handset X Select the model of your mobile phone from the list of supported models:
    {Generic, Siemens, Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola}
    Use the Generic model if your phone is not explicitly listed.
    Port X Select one of the 4 supported COM ports:
    {COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4}
    where your mobile phone is connected to.
    If you have multiple phones connected, add as many Providers as you need and select the appropriate ports for each of them.
    Port Speed X Select the appropriate speed that your phone supports from the list of supported baud rates:
    {1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14400, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200}
    If you are not sure about this setting, please, refer to your mobile phone manual.

    Add new Provider to the List

    1. Select the Providers item on the left panel.
    2. Click the Add button on the top-left area of the window.
      A new Provider will be added and displayed for modification. Modify the new Provider any way you would like.

    Delete Provider from the List

    1. Select Provider from list you want to delete.
    2. Click the Delete button on the bottom-right area of the window.
    3. On the confirmation dialog box click Yes if you really want to delete the current Provider or click Cancel if you want to keep it.

    4. Selected Provider will be deleted.
      Make sure to update all Contacts, referred to this Provider, or else messages will NOT be delivered successfully.

    Configuring Address Book

    To configure the Address Book, select the Address Book item on the left panel and then select a Contact you want to modify.

    Modify Contact in the Address Book

    Name Define the name of the Contact entry. Contact is uniquely identified by Name.
    Provider Define the provider serving this Contact. All messages addressed to this Contact will be sent through this provider.
    You may assign different providers to each Contact individually.
    Number Define the Contact number of the pager or cell phone, whom messages should be sent to. Number must be defined either in Canonical or Direct formats Please, read more about Number Formats here.

    Create Distribution List

    To create a Distribution List you need to enter the semi-colon separated list of Contact Names (from the Address Book) in the Number edit box.
    Please note that semi-colon is required after the last entry!
    Example: John;Robert;Thomas;
    If you want to specify the Number explicitly instead of the Contact Name, please, add # character before the number, and select the appropriate Provider from the list. Selected provider will be used for all explicitly specified Numbers, but it does not override the Contact's settings;
    Example: John;#9876543;Thomas;

    Add new Contact to Address Book

    1. Select the Address Book item on the left panel.
    2. Click the Add button on the top-left area of the window.
    3. The new Contact will be added and displayed for modification. Modify the new Contact any way you would like.

    Delete Contact from the Address Book

    1. Select the Contact from the Address Book you want to delete.
    2. Click the Delete button on the bottom-right area of the window.
    3. On the confirmation dialog box click Yes if you really want to delete the current Contact or click Cancel if you want to keep it.

    4. The selected Contact will be deleted.

    Supported Number Formats

    The Number can be entered in one of the following two formats:

  • Canonical format +C (XXX) YYYZZZZ, where C is country code, XXX - area code, YYYZZZZ - phone number.
    Example: +1 (800) 7891234
  • Direct format DX...X, where D is reserved character, which marks Direct format, and any sequence of characters X...X represents the number.
    Example: D7891234

    The Number in the Canonical format is automatically translated into a dialable number according to Windows Location Information.
    We would recommend you use the Canonical format, unless you are absolutely sure how to use Direct format.

    Tone Paging Tips

    When you are using Direct or ARC Paging protocols, it's not possible to detect voice-over-modem connection state correctly (unlike data-over-modem), because B-party is not a modem, but another kind of device.

    Therefore, the connection is meant to be established right after the dialing is complete. It may cause the loss of some beginning characters in the message.

    If you use the Canonical format for Address Book addresses there's only one way to allow an additional wait-time by defining a Connect Pause in the Provider properties long enough to ensure that the connection is established.

    If you use the Direct format for Addresses, you may allow additional time for еру connection to be established by adding special characters to the Number.
    Add comma character ',' to set half-a-second pause. Add ampersand character '@' to wait until B-party first ring and hook-off.

    Example: D7891234,,,, will add four additional pauses (about half-a-second each) before SendToPager will assume that a connection is established.
    Example: D7891234@ will wait until first ring on B-party and after hook-off will assume that connection has been established. Make sure that the B-station allows at least one ring otherwise the connection will not be established.