How To Get Email Alerts in India via SMS For Free
By on August 25th, 2009

It is not possible to stay online round-the-clock just for checking new mails. Even email providers such as Gmail and Hotmail doesn’t provide any alert facilities. Today we will show you, the  easiest  way to get alerts on your mobile phone for each incoming mails and that too for free! Way2SMS, the most popular free SMS provider in India, has  introduced  a new email alerts feature that can send you SMS alerts as soon as a new mail  reaches  your inbox. This service is absolutely free and there are no strings attached with this feature.

How To Activate This Feature?

1) Register your account at Way2SMS.

2) After  registration, you will get a virtual email id <username>@way2sms.com

3) Go to settings, click on Mail Alerts tab and then activate the mail alerts feature as shown below

Activate Email Alerts

How To Use This Feature In Gmail And Google Apps?

1) Login to your Gmail/ Google Apps Mail Account.

2) Click on Settings.

3) Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

4) Enter your virtual Way2SMS email id as shown below and save the settings.

Gmail_Settings

How To Use This Feature In Windows Live Hotmail?

1) Login to your Windows Live Hotmail Account.

2) Click on options and the click on more options.

3) Then click on “Forward mail to another e-mail account” under Manage your account.

4) Enter your virtual Way2SMS email id as shown below and save the settings.

Forward Mails From hotmail

We have tested this feature and have no complaints. SMS Alerts reached our cellphone within 1 minute. You can also chose when you want to receive the alerts and from whom you want to receive SMS alerts. The main benefit is that we don’t need GPRS activated on our cell phone. Moreover this service is absolutely free.

Note: 1) This feature is available only to the mobile users in India.

2) This feature cannot be activated on Yahoo! Mail as Yahoo has stopped forwarding mails feature in both version of Yahoo! Mail.

3) This feature expires in every 14 days. You must activate it in every 14 days for continues usage of this service.

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  • http://teamnirvana.com/blog Suneel

    An amazing service. But, I presume in the days to come, they may set up a charge or else send their own ads to the provided mobile numbers which will be another hindrance.

    • http://www.techthunder.in Omkar Dutta

      @ Suneel
      You are absolutely right!
      It is not easy for any company to provide free service without any cost or without any ads.

    • ashwin
  • http://presoon.com Presoon John

    Good post.. I was searching for this.

  • Sibi

    This feature expires in every 14 days. We must activate it in every 14 days for continues usage of this service. But just visit
    http://sibikrishnan.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html
    to know how to get the feature continuously.

  • OlegT

    It offered another way to receive sms for new mail:
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=2082592#post16150971

  • sd

    You are absolutely right!
    It is not easy for any company to provide free service without any cost or without any ads

  • sanjaykabaddi

    friends just go to gmail calender go to settings in settings u will find mobile set up enter your mobile no and date time and save it u will received full email in way2sms u will receive only subject in this u will receive full email for free of cost email me sanjaykabadii@gmail.com

 
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