Sending a message – the simple, the useful and the clever, part II

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In our last post we showed you some of the great and very basic features in messagebox to save you time and make your mobile marketing experience as simple and as profitable as it can be.

In this instalment we have some great little features that should help you organise and mange your account, messages and time effectively.

Schedule Send 
If you are going to be out of the office you can schedule your messages to be sent at any particular time or date that you wish.

Schedule Send

Schedule Send your SMS message

Simply click on the ‘Schedule Send’ button in the top image and then the little pop window will appear as shown above – select your date and time and press send!


Message Library 
Create a library of your message templates for quick and easy use.

Saving your message templates

Using your saved message templates

Simply write your message and the click the ‘Save to message library’ button as shown in the image at the top – then when you want to select a saved message, simple click on the ‘Message’ button on the left as shown above, and all your saved messages will pop in a little window.


Auto Response 
You can easily set-up auto responders in your account so that you don’t have to waste time going through all your replies and responding.

How to set up Auto Responders

Simply press ‘Create New’ in the toolbar above, and then select your desired Keyword that you want to trigger the auto responders. Remember to type in your chosen Sender ID and click the ‘Active’ button at the end.

How to set up an Auto Responder

Once you have saved your trigger you will need to select it and press the ‘Configure’ button, which will then take you to the screen shown above. Click ‘Create New’ and this will enable you to type in the message that you want to be sent out when someone texts in your keyword.

Type in your message, select how long after their message you want to send the auto respond – then click ‘Active’.

You can add as many auto responder messages as you wish, just remember to put yourself in your customers shoes and think about the message you are sending.


Manage Opt Outs
All your opt outs will be stored in a separate folder where you can add, delete and edit of them.

Manage your opt-outs

In your manage contacts you will see the dropdown labeled ‘Inboxes’ and in that folder you have your unsubscribe keyword folder – highlighted here above.

In the toolbar shown above you can add numbers manually to the list and delete or edit you need to.

Exporting your opt-outs

In the message control section of messagebox you can export your list of unsubscribed numbers by selecting your unsubscribed keyword folder on the left and then right clicking to export.

We hope all these little neat features will help you to have an enjoyable stress free and most of all successful mobile marketing venture.

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