The SMS Settings
screen contains functions used to personalize your SMS
sending and receiving options. Each function
on this page is described in detail below:
- Send replies to this address
By default SMS messages from your friends will be stored
in your ipipi.com Inbox. Alternatively, on the line
below, you can specify another email address or SMS
number where you want the SMS replies delivered. Please
note that forwarded messages may be lost "on route"
(for example, the SPAM filter on your email account
may delete them) and there will be no record of them.
This is the reason we STRONGLY RECOMMEND
that you select the default option.
If you want replies forwarded to an external email address,
simply create a Forwarding
- Split long messages into SMS
Enter a number to specify the maximum messages that
ipipi will send if you go over the 160 character limit.
For example, if you specify 3 in this
field then all messages you send will be truncated at
480 characters (3 x 160). So if you then typed a 600
character message in the SMS
Compose screen, 3 SMS would be sent Your account
would only be charged 3 ipipi credits,
but the last 120 characters of your full message would
- Set SMS Prefix
Each SMS message sent from ipipi is prefixed with text
that identifies you as a sender. By default, this text
is your first initial+your last name.
Use this field to personalize how messages that you
send will be distinguished.
- Receive Low Credit Notifications
When your account balance reaches 25 credits, the system
will send you an email notification so that you can
purchase more credits and continue the service without
interruption. You can receive these notices on other
registered devices - click here
to learn how to register more devices with your account.
Corporate accounts get a notification when their SMS
account balance falls under 100 credits.
- Character Set
ipipi.com lets you send text messages in your language/character
set of choice. Whether it's Chinese, Japanese, Arabic,
Cyrillic, Arabic, or whatever your preference, all character
sets are available. Please note that depending on the
selected character set maximum number of characters
will vary. For example, when writing messages in Chinese
you have 70 characters per message. When writing messages
in Swedish you can enter up to 160 characters per message.
- Receive Delivery Notifications (beta)
Delivery Notifications are available on select routes
that we offer. On the routes covered (about 85%) you
can receive email messages whenever your SMS is successfully
delivered to your friend's phone.
- Receive Incomplete Messages
Check this box if you want to receive incomplete incoming
- Append Contact Info to Incoming Replies
If you forward incoming SMS to your mobile, messages
will be prefixed with the respondent's mobile number.
If you want to append their first and last name, please
enter their information in your Address Book, and check
this box to append their full name. This may cut off
the end of messages, as the appended name uses up some
of the 160 character limit per message.
- Define your
The WebText Code
will enable you to send SMS messages within a registered
email account like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, or AOL Webmail.
Enter the recipient's phone number in the To
line in the format '+firstname.lastname@example.org',
and enter your WebText Code (6-12 characters
long, case insensitive) in the Subject line.
We recommend that you change your WebText Code frequently.
- Define your iPiPiIN ID
Define your iPiPiIN ID
(up to 6 characters long, case insensitive) here so
that mobile phones not registered to your account can
send you SMS. Using an iPiPiIN
ID, any message from any phone that starts with "+YOURID"
will come to your iPiPi Inbox.
- Define your iPiPiOUT SMS Number
WARNING: TO SUCCESSFULLY USE THIS SERVICE ENSURE THAT
YOUR FRIENDS CAN SEND MESSAGES DIRECTLY TO YOUR PHONE.
IF NOT, FORGET ABOUT USING THIS OPTION. Use this to
specify a number from which you want your messages to
appear to be sent.
Please note that your messages will appear as sent from
your phone number. Replies will be sent from your friends'
phones directly to your phone and will COMPLETELY circumvent
our service. If there are any problems with replies
we will not be able to assist you.
- Default CC Email Address
Use this option to send a copy of all outbound SMS messages
to your email address.
The Email tab lets you customize
your email settings.
- Black List
You have been warned! We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE
USE OF THIS OPTION. There is just too much
spam on the Internet.
- White List
By default, your account is set to use WHITELIST Spam
Filtering. This means that all email send to email@example.com
will be rejected unless you registered email address
in your Registered Devices or Contact List.
The Screen Preferences
tab lets you customize how your ipipi account displays
- Default Main Page
Select the screen you want to see after you login.
- Inbox Type
Select New for an AJAX style folder management system.
Cool and fast, however, it may not work with older browsers
or MAC Safari.
- Account Transaction Display
Account transactions remain in your account forever
(Account->Transactions screen) as they are used for
billing purposes. For one reason or another, however,
you may want to hide them from view. This is the place
to do it.
- Rearrange Dashboard components