The vast majority of use cases for Email to SMS are not impacted by any of the changes to Email to SMS. We have made the following improvements.
Streamlined email format
The format of the emails sent to original sender when receiving a reply is now shorter and more to the point. The email subject line also now includes the sender's phone number when a reply is received, allowing customers to quickly identify who replies are from.
Sending to Contact Names in Email to SMS
What were previously known as 'Contact Name' is now a 'Contact Alias'. In the previous version of multiTXT contact aliases could not contain any special characters or spaces.
Replies to messages sent to a group now come from recipient
When an email to sent to a group <group-alias>@mtxt.co.nz any replies to the message come back to the original sender from the end-user's mobile number that sent the message (e.g. <firstname.lastname@example.org> enabling a private conversation to then take place from an initial broadcast.
Simplified email separators
In an effort to simplify the configuration of Email to SMS for the majority of users, an additional email separator can be specified as plain text.
'Welcome to Email to SMS' email
There is no longer a 'Welcome to Email to SMS' email sent when new email addresses are added. It is now encouraged that administrators inform users of how to use Email to SMS or point people to the knowledge base article: Sending an Email to SMS message