SMS from Omnis

Jim Edison jime at
Wed Jun 23 00:14:52 UTC 2021

We have 4 offices testing this in a basic form, not the finished form.  We have not had latency issues but it originally was a concern.  Couple of other things we have learned is don't put a country code in front of the text address, 406xxxxxxx not 1406xxxxxxx (not an issue for us) and once a text is sent we speed up the check for new email to every 3 mins.  Then inside our program we alert the user differently to text than with email.  I would like to know which solution you eventually employ.  Good luck.

Best Regards,
Jim Edison CPCU

-----Original Message-----
From: omnisdev-en <omnisdev-en-bounces at> On Behalf Of Mark Grinde
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:11 PM
To: OmnisDev List - English <omnisdev-en at>
Subject: Re: SMS from Omnis

I did test this concept by sending myself a couple of texts via email.  I am on the Verizon network and they do have two domains— one for SMS ( and one for MMS (  I ended up testing both.

The issue for me was time.  It took almost an hour for the texts to arrive.  I honestly thought it just didn’t work, and then the messages decided to show up.  We will be testing this again, but if this kind of latency is the norm, then this option is not workable for us.

Thanks again for the idea!


> On Jun 22, 2021, at 5:23 PM, Jim Edison via omnisdev-en <omnisdev-en at> wrote:
> Yep - test by sending a text from your phone to your email address.  Also one more gotcha, most carriers have one address for sending text and another for sending pictures.  Most of my testing has shown I can just send all through the picture address.  If you would not mind share your findings and thoughts, good and bad.  We are a month away from implementation.
> Best Regards,
> Jim Edison CPCU

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