John has found this fantastic little download from Microsoft that lets you send SMS messages from your cell phone by using Outlook. A boon to those of you who have big thumbs and those of us who blame your poor spelling on the predictive text feature in the phone. (The number of times I’ve typed that I’m sitting at home with wind instead of wine…..). There are other howlers too in predictive text that escape me at the moment…
Download it and give it a try… here’s the info
This download will enable you to send SMS text messages through most GSM mobile phones connected to your PC using Outlook 2003.
You can enter your SMS text within a Outlook-type entry form and have it sent to your mobile phone for delivery through your mobile phone network service. There is no requirement to install third-party software or to subscribe to additional mobile network services if your mobile phone can be connected to your PC. This is typically via an infrared connection, Bluetooth technology, or a USB/serial cable.
The SMS messages can be saved as a draft, grouped, and forwarded like standard Outlook 2003 e-mail.
- Manage SMS messages just like emails – Save drafts, Sent items, Print
- Forward as email and SMS
- Lookup and resolve phone numbers to your existing Outlook contacts
- Use spelling and proofing tools
- Cut and paste text from other applications