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What is SMTP Mobile Messaging?



In the video above, Tatango CEO Derek Johnson answers the question, “What is SMTP mobile messaging?” Prefer to read instead? No problem, please see the post below. You can also find answers to all of your SMS marketing questions in our Q&A video library; click here to browse.


What is SMTP Mobile Messaging?

“Simple Mail Transfer Protocol” (SMTP) is the type of messaging method that uses an email service or gateway to send a text message. For example, if someone wanted to send a message to 425-425-4254 via email, they could send an email to 4254254254@att.net or whichever email domain they are using. When the email is sent, it’s sent using an email gateway and then, in result, shows up as a text message. This type of messaging used to be much more popular 10 years ago and has since become somewhat obsolete due to the widespread adoption of mobile phones.


What is SMPP Mobile Messaging?

“Short Message Peer-to-Peer” (SMPP) is the type of messaging method of using a phone number to send messages to another person’s phone number. It’s the most common type of protocol messaging and it’s the same method that people use to text other people. For example, if someone wanted to text someone, they would write the message then send the message using a phone number. This is considered SMPP messaging.


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