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Outlook 2003 SMS Add-in

Larkware turned up this free Microsoft SMS addin for Outlook2003 that allows you to send (but not receive) text messages within the Outlook2003 client.

MOSA toolbar

Great...except I can't get it to work with my C500 smartphone acting as the modem it requires to send the SMS - apparently the "Standard Modem over Bluetooth link" that the c500 provides to the PC does not support PDU format messages :(

MOSA send failed PDU error

As a freebie this would have been great to use - I'm not sure I send enough SMS's to warrant buying something like this software from Jeyo to do this although it's pretty cheap and gets good reviews....oh well!


Just pay the guys at Jeyo - skinflint. (I'm going to post again on my Plaxo-ActiveSync experience soon - it's not a very happy picture I'm afraid.)
Whilst I'm commenting - PDU is the byte-level format / protocol that SMS uses. SMS are actually 140 bytes long, but text messaging extends that to 160 characters by using 7-bit byte encoding.

It may be that the freebie software is setting individual byte-values and that messaging API that the C500 exposes simply can't cope with 8-bit custom PDU values, on the assumption that no one would ever want to send a binary SMS.

If so, then it would be another example of M$'s lack of phone-awareness.

I bet you a beer that a Nokia would work?
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James Simmonds said…
Hey Hugo, challenge accepted - I'll press gang someone into lending me a Nokia ASAP and report back the results. A yuletide beer will be welcome! ;-)

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