What is Email To SMS Converter?

Email To SMS Converter allows you to receive email or email notifications via SMS. In most cases receiving email or email notifications is fine since most notifications are not time-sensitive or urgent in nature. But if you are waiting for an email where you need to act quickly, this is the feature to use.

Why Use This Feature?

Email As An Only Option

Most websites and IOT smart devices only offer email notifications, so this is a way to convert that into an SMS.

Email Delivery Issues

Emails can be sent to SPAM or they can bounce. SMS bypasses deliverability problems and is sent directly to your SMS inbox.


As soon as the email is sent from the sender, you receive an SMS a few moments later helping you to respond faster to that notification.

What Are Some Of The Ways People Use It


If you are monitoring a CCTV camera for security purposes, you may want to receive notifications on your phone as soon as the camera detects any suspicious activity.


You can set up an Email to SMS Converter to receive important emails from your personal email account. For instance, if you are expecting an email from your child’s school about a change in schedule, you can set up the converter to send you an SMS notification when the email arrives.


If you have installed an alarm system at your home or office. This will help you stay updated on any breaches or faults in the alarm system and take appropriate action.


In a business setting, an Email to SMS Converter can be helpful in many ways. For example, if you are a sales manager, you can receive notifications about new leads or opportunities via SMS. Or if you are a customer support representative, you can receive notifications about new support tickets or urgent issues via SMS, allowing you to respond promptly.


If you are responsible for maintaining a server or a network of servers, you’ll need immediate response times 24/7. This can help you receive notifications about any server downtime or issues, allowing a faster resolution.


timely notification of price changes is required for investments but many charting programs or website only offer email notifications. Our Email to SMS Converter can send you SMS notifications whenever the price of a particular stock or cryptocurrency reaches a particular level. Please see: https://www.160.com.au/tradingview-email-to-sms

Free SMS Credits Included

How To Set Up Email To SMS Converter

Step 1: Sign Up To 160.com.au

Creating an account with 160.com.au is free plus you’ll get some free credits SMS credits to use on our platform.

Step 2: Go to 'Email to SMS converter'

Click on ‘Email to SMS Converter’ on the left-hand menu or go to: https://www.160.com.au/email2smsless.php

Step 3: Populate Fields

Once inside the email to SMS control panel, you’ll see four fields that you’ll need to fill in, let’s walk through each field step-by-step.

Field #1: Email Address

Enter in the sender email address. This allows our system to forward that email to your SMS inbox.

Field #2: SMS Will Contain

This tells our system whether you want use to send you the:

  • Subject line only
  • The body of the email only
  • Both the subject and body of that email.

For example, in the below, you may only want to be sent the subject line instead of the entire email, which is 880 words.

Subject: Reminder: Top up your prepaid plan

Dear [Customer Name],

We hope this message finds you well. Remember that your prepaid plan with [Mobile Phone Provider] is due for a top-up. It is important to top up your account to ensure uninterrupted service and avoid any service interruptions.

To top up your account, please visit our website or mobile app or top up at any of our authorised retail outlets. We offer a variety of top-up options to suit your needs and budget.

If you have already topped up your account, please disregard this message. However, if you have not topped up your account, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience.

Thank you for choosing [Mobile Phone Provider] as your service provider. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

[Mobile Phone Provider]

Field #3: Exclude All Words Before

This instructs 160 to exclude words that appear before a specific keyword(s).

For example, you may not be interested in the subject line or the greeting and are only interested in a specific piece of information in the middle of the email for example the text in bold is what you want to see so you would paste int the line:

Your account is currently past due for the amount of $120.”

This tells our system to exclude everything before that part of the email.

Subject: Reminder: Overdue Energy Account

Dear [Customer Name],

We hope this message finds you well. We want to remind you that your energy account with [Energy Company] is currently overdue. We understand that circumstances can sometimes make it difficult to make timely payments, but we kindly ask that you make a payment as soon as possible to avoid any further delays or potential service interruptions.

Your account is currently past due for the amount of $120. We encourage you to pay as soon as possible to keep your account up to date. You can pay through our website or mobile app, or by contacting our customer service team at [Customer Service Number].

We understand the importance of managing your budget and offer various payment plans and options to help you stay on top of your energy bills. If you need assistance or would like to discuss payment options, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. We appreciate your prompt payment and look forward to continuing to provide you with reliable energy service.

Best regards,

[Energy Company]

Field #4: Exclude All Words After

Using the same email example above you would enter:

We encourage you to pay as soon as possible to keep your account up to date.

This will cut out everything after that phrase.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You will need to purchase an SMS pack in order to use this service. For a standard email to SMS notification (160 characters) the cost is based on the package you purchase 7.95c – 5.95c per text.

Yes. Our system can deliver text messages up to 450 characters but keep in mind that it costs more credits.

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Call our SMS support team on 1800 671 823 or see our full FAQ page.