Getting free SMS alert for email
If you are traveling to your home village where you have no way to connect to internet or in a travel or at least you don’t have time to check email each hour to see if there is some new email, you can try this. Get Free SMS alert whenever you are receiving an email.
PS: I remember, one friend told me told me that hotmail is providing free SMS alert for emails in India. But I never got a try on it as I don’t play with a hotmail account.
Warning: This is potentially insecure method for getting SMS alert via email. A simple mistake can cause your emails to go public.
- A twitter account with no followers and tweets protected.
- A mobile phone with SMS facility 😉
Follow the steps
- Create a new account on twitter
Make sure to use some weird name like twitter.com/jhsernss223d . So that no one would care about this account. Don’t fill in bio or URL so that the account looks pretty waste.
- Protect your tweets. So that no one can see what this account is tweeting. Don’t follow anyone, and never let anyone follow you.
- Now, go to tweetbymail.com and create an account. It takes less than 30 seconds to set up an account.
- You will get an email id to which you can send emails and they will get updated as tweet (eg: UWEGJ@tweetbymail.com)
- Now set email forward in your email inbox to this unique email address: Any email coming to your inbox will be tweeted by the twitter account you just created.
- Follow the new twitter account with your main twitter account. Set device update turned on (Do not let other follow that account)
- Set up mobile options in twitter account so that you will get SMS alert when ever a device update enabled user makes a tweet.
That’s it guys, It takes a time less than you finish reading this if you are not a speed reader