Disclaimer: MySMS has been End of Life without support. You can feel free to use this software, but no support anymore.
1. Accessing MySMS
Once the installation is done, MySMS will automatically start on the local server, bringing you to the MySMS local website using the default web browser.
The MySMS local host is http://localhost:8080/smscenter.
Figure 1 MySMS Local Host
You can use another MySMS URL to access MySMS:
http://the local server IP address:8080/smscenter
In this guide, the local IP address is 192.168.6.161, so you need to point the browser to the URL: http://192.168.6.161:8080/smscenter
This URL can be applied to other computers in the same local network to access MySMS.
Figure 2 MySMS URL
You MUST keep the PC (where MySMS software is installed) running, or you cannot access MySMS.
2. Multi-User Accounts
As you can see on the MySMS logon page, there are two user types.
● User allows a user to send SMS messages and check the received SMS messages with a selected TG device.
● Manager allows the administrator to manage the integration between MySMS and TG devices, manage user sub-accounts and view system logs.
3. Managing MySMS
3.1 Manager Login
To use MySMS, you should first log in MySMS Manager Account to manage devices and users.
Password: password (default)
Figure 3 Manager Login
3.2 Device Manage
On this page, you can add devices to connect with MySMS software via API.
In this guide, we show you how to integrate one TG1600 device to MySMS.
TG1600 IP address: 192.168.6.164.
Before connecting TG1600 device to MySMS, please make sure that the API Settings on TG1600 Web Interface are configured correctly.
Figure 4 TG API Settings
- Enable API: Checked //Enable API, the default API port is 5038
- User Name: apiuser // Enter the user name according to your preference
- Password: apipass //Enter the password according to your preference
- Permitted 'IP address/Subnet mask': 192.168.6.0/255.255.255.0 // Only the input IP address range can connect this device via API
- For MyPBX, you can configure the similar settings on AMI Settings page.
1. Click the button to connect one device to MySMS.
2. In the popup window, fill in the details of TG1600.
Figure 5 Add Device
- Device Name: TG1600 //Give a name for the device which you want to connect with MySMS
- IP Address: 192.168.6.164 //The IP address of the TG1600
- Port: 5038 //The API port, the default is 5038
- API User: apiuser // The User Name set on TG1600 API Settings page
- API Password: apipass //The password set on TG1600 API Settings page
Note: the user name of MyPBX in the API User filed is fixed with “smsuser”. It is not the user name you filled in the AMI Settings of MyPBX.
3. Click the button and check the Connect state.
Figure 6 Device Status
- Connect: the device and MySMS are connected successfully.
- Disconnect: the device is not connected to MySMS.
1. Select devices, and click the button to remove the devices from MySMS.
2. Click OK to remove devices; click Cancel to keep the devices.
Figure 7 Remove Device
Connect / Disconnect
1.Click to disconnect TG1600 and MySMS.
Figure 8 Disconnect Device
2.Click to connect TG1600 and MySMS.
Figure 9 Connect Device
1. Click to configure the Sending Limit.
You can limit by Day Number, Week Number and Month Number separately. MySMS will check Day Number limit firstly, then Week Number limit, finally Month Number limit.
Figure 10 Sending Limit
For the “Day/Week/Month Number” column, you can set the limit number for each port.
For the “Send(Day/Week/Month)” column, you can view the sent SMS number.
2. Click the to clear the Send(Day/Week/Month) number separately.
If there are many devices added on MySMS, you can find the desired device quickly with the search function on MySMS.
The device can be searched by “Device Name”, “IP Address”, “Port”, “API User”, and “API Password”.
Figure 11 Search Device
3.3 User Manage
1.Click to add one user.
2.Set the User Name and password.
Figure 12 Add User
3.Click Save to save the settings, then you will see the password is protected as it cannot be seen after created.
Figure 13 User Status
To use MySMS, you need to log in MySMS with the user account, which is created by the admin account. Here we use the account “Catherine”, which was created in the Chapter 3.3.2 User Manage.
Figure 14 User Login
- Device: Select the device “TG1600”, which is authorized to user “Catherine”
- Username: Catherine
- Password: catherine1600
After login, you can use MySMS to send SMS messages through the TG1600 and check the received SMS messages on MySMS.
A user can use MySMS with multiple TG devices if the devices are added on MySMS.
1.Click to configure the user authority.
Figure 15 Edit User
2.Choose which devices can be used by the user, then click Save.
Figure 16 User Authority
1.Select the desired users, and click the button to remove the users from MySMS.
2.Click OK to remove the users; click Cancel to keep the users.
Figure 17 Remove User
If the password for a user is forgotten, it can be reset to “123456”.
1.Select the user, and click to reset the password.
2.The system will ask if you are sure that you want to use the initial password.
Figure 18 Initial Password
3. Click OK to use the initial password “123456”.
Figure 19 Initial Password Successfully
4. Click Cancel to keep the old password.
If there are many users added on MySMS, you can find the desired user quickly with the search function on MySMS.
The user can be searched by “Username” and “Created Time”.
Figure 20 Search Users
3.4 Sending Route
The sending route allows you to send the MySMS via the specific ports by different prefix. You can create multiple routes, and in the route you can select one or more ports as required. If the sending number doesn’t match any route, a random port will be used.
Figure 21 Sending Route
3.5 System Logs
The system logs can be viewed and searched by the administrator on this page.
Figure 22 System Logs
3.6 Password Settings
Click to change the password of admin account.
Enter the old password and set a new password, click Save, then log in admin account using new password.
Figure 23 Password Settings
We are currently using MyPBX U100's AMI settings for SMS functionality using a GSM module then install MySMS 2.0 on our server. We were able to successfully deploy that functionality however, after leaving it overnight we noticed on the following morning that MySMS software is disconnected so we had to "manually" re-connect the MySMS software to MyPBX again.
It re-connects fine but our concern is that we have apparently missed all those SMS messages sent to us during the time MySMS software was disconnected.
We would very much need to keep the connection consistent all the time. Can you help us out in resolving this issue?
Dear Mandy... what would be the usual cause if MySMS got disconnected from device? we have 2 customers already complaining regarding this issue.. I told them that it might have to do with the network connection... is there any other issue?
The import contacts feature is so broken in MySMS 2.0, has anybody got it to work? I downloaded the contacts template from MySMS but it only imports the first contact.
Also, is it possible to define the group in the .csv or .xls file, so that when importing a large amount of contact, you could define the group that they belong to?
Hi Nevalaih, the Import Contact works if you fill in all the fields in all contacts. The example file has only the first line complete, that is why only the first contact is imported. Fill the remaining lines with complete information and it will work.
Hi ! thank you Sr/Mrs for the wonderfull and interesting article. But tell me please how can i hide my phone number (from card sim) when i sending an SMS, i wouldlike for my recever to see only the company name and not my phone number. how can i do that ? Help me please