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Published: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Last Build Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 14:03:49 -0400

 



Send SMS from PC to Mobile Worldwide

Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to send SMS from PC to mobile worldwide?

There are many different ways to send an SMS message to a cell phone but sending international text messages from a PC requires special hardware and software. The hardware you will need is called a Cellular Modem and most international Cellular Modems come from a company called MultiTech. You will need a program like NotePager Pro or PageGate that can make use of the cellular modem. With both, you can send international text messages from your PC.



Forwarding Text Messages to Email

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to forward a text message to e-mail?

Not all phones can email messages. If your phone can, however, when you select a text message that you have received or sent, you should have a Forward option. If your phone can email a text message, you can enter the email address and send it.



How to Send Free SMS through Internet

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to send free SMS through Internet?

Sending an SMS via the internet is a fairly simple process. Go into your email and create a new message. In the To field, you will need to enter the persons phone number followed by the carriers SMTP suffix. Each carrier has their own SMTP suffix, so you will need to know the carrier of the recipients cell phone. For a list of SMTP suffixes, have a look at http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm



Text Messaging Dictionary

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Do you have a text messaging dictionary?

Here is a text messaging dictionary for popular texting abreviations.



Email Text Messages

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to send e-mail text messages from your phone?

Not all phones can email text messages. If your phone can, however, when you create a text message, you can enter the persons email address in the To field.



Blocking Cell Phone Text Messages

Tue, 5 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How do you block cell phone text messages?

To block cell phone text messages, you will need to contact your cell phone carrier and ask them to implement a text block for your cell phone plan. Some companies allow you to do this on their website, others require you to call their customer service.



Send SMS From Phone to PC

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to send SMS from phone to PC?

Most computers can not interpret or receive text messages. If, however, a computer has a device called a Cellular Modem attached to it, you can send a text message to the Cellular Modem. Once received, you can use the built in software that comes with a Cellular Modem to check those text messages on your computer or you can use a program like PageGate to automatically read and redirect those messages to your email or other cellular device.



Read Deleted Text Messages

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to read deleted text messages?

For most phones, you can not. Once a text message has been deleted, it is gone. A few of the more modern phones like the latest BlackBerry and iPhone do provide a way to undelete a deleted text message.



What Is MMS?

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:00:00 -0400

What is MMS?

MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service. An MMS is any text message that also contains media content like an audio or video clip or an attachment such as a picture or document.



List of Abbreviations for Text Messaging

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Here are some popular abbreviations for text messaging:

Webopedia Abbreviations for Texting
Netlingo Abbreviations for Texting



How to Send SMS Via Email?

Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to Send SMS Via Email?

Sending an SMS via Email is a fairly simple process. Go into your email and create a new message. In the To field, you will need to enter the persons phone number followed by the carriers SMTP suffix. Each carrier has their own SMTP suffix, so you will need to know the carrier of the recipients cell phone. For a list of SMTP suffixes, have a look at http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm



Print Text Messages from iPhone

Tue, 31 May 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How do you print text messages from an iPhone?

There is not a direct way to print a text message from an iPhone but there are ways to do it. You will need to connect your iPhone to your computer. Once connected, you should be able to transfer the text messages to your computer as text files, where you can open and print them.



Send SMS From Phone to PC

Wed, 25 May 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Send SMS From Phone to PC?

Most computers can not interpret or receive text messages. If, however, a computer has a device called a Cellular Modem attached to it, you can send a text message to the Cellular Modem. Once received, you can use the built in software that comes with a Cellular Modem to check those text messages on your computer or you can use a program like PageGate to automatically read and redirect those messages to your email or other cellular device.



Print Text Messages From a Cell Phone

Wed, 18 May 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Print Text Messages from Cell Phone?

For most cell phones to print a text message, you will need to connect the cell phone to a computer either via BlueTooth or USB. Once connected, you should be able to transfer the text messages to your computer, where you can open and print them.



Can I Text a Message From My Computer to a Cell Phone?

Wed, 11 May 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Can I text a Message from my Computer to a Cell Phone?

Yes, though you need the software to do so. Programs such as NotePager Pro and PageGate allow you to send text messages from your computer.



When Was Text Messaging Invented?

Wed, 4 May 2011 09:00:00 -0400

When was Text Messaging Invented?

Knowing when text messaging was invented is entirely a matter of perspective. For example, the invention of telegraph was the type of first real time text messaging. Much later, the first type of what might consider modern text messaging was introduced in Sweden in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which gave rise to a type of messaging called MBS and NMT. While MBS and NMT have long since become obsolete, they paved the way for the creation of the modern SMS. While there is no specific, concrete date for when the first SMS was sent and received, the concept of SMS or Short Messaging Service was introduced at a Franco-German cooperative project proposal in Oslo in 1985.



How to Trace Text Messages on Cell Phones ?

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How to Trace Text Messages on Cell Phones?

There are a few ways that a text message can be traced. The simplest way is to look at the phone number of who sent the message, then do an Internet search for that phone number. Doing that may not yield much information, though, and sometimes you will need to take it a step further. The best way to trace text messages is to contact your cell phone carrier and work with their customer service and support as your carrier has the best, most detailed information.



Send a SMS to a Mobile

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Send a SMS to a Mobile

There are many different ways to send an SMS message to a cell phone. If you have a cell phone with a text messaging plan, you can use it to send someone else a text message. Some cell phone carriers have a web page that you can visit to send a text message to phones on their service. There are software options available such as NotePager Pro and PageGate that will allow you to send an SMS to a cell phone from your computer.



How Can I View Deleted Text Messages?

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:00:00 -0400

How can I view deleted text messages?

For most phones, you can not. Once a text message has been deleted, it is gone. A few of the more modern phones like the latest BlackBerry and iPhone do provide a way to undelete a deleted text message.



Can I Check My Text Messages Online?

Tue, 5 Apr 2011 09:00:00 -0400

Can I check my text messages online?

Most cell phone carriers do provide a way for you to check your text messages online. You will need to go to your carriers web site and log in. Once logged in, you should be able to access your text messages as part of your account profile.



How Do I Text Message a Group?

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:06:00 -0500

How to Send Text Message to Groups?

Here is how you send text messages to groups using NotePager Pro:

When the program comes up, left click on the Groups menu, then left click on Add.

In the Description field, enter the name for this group. You can name it anything you please.

After entering the name, left click in the short name field and it should fill in for you.

In the Comment 1 and Comment 2 fields, you can leave yourself notes or comments about this group.

You should also see the On-Call group checkbox but we'll get to that later.

Left click on Apply to add the group in and you should see this prompt.

Left click on OK, then left click on Close.

Now that we have the group entered in, go to Groups - Members.

Highlight the group and left click on Edit.

Here in the members section, you'll notice that we have two sections: Non-Members and Members.

To add someone as a member of a group, simply left click on their name and it will move them into the members section.

Once you've finished populating your group, left click on Apply, then close the Group Members box. Now, let's go back to those Advanced Options we saw earlier.

Go to Groups - Edit.

Highlight your group's name, then left click on Edit.

You should see the On-Call Group checkbox.

If this is enabled, you can configure a list of dates and times for an on-call schedule for the members of this group.

To configure this schedule, put a check in On-Call Group and left click on the On-Call Schedule button.

Once the On-Call schedule screen comes up, left click on Add.

First, select the recipient that you want to configure.

Then specify the start day, start time, stop day, and stop time.

Or you can watch the video tutorial to send messages to groups.



How Do I Send Text Messages to Cell Phones From a Computer?

Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:00:22 -0500

How do I send text messages to cell phones from a computer?

There are a number of ways to send text messages to cell phones. You can use standalone or network software. The messages can be sent using a variety of different protocols. Some use the Internet some use a modem or a GSM cell phone.

Here are some video tutorials to send text messages from a computer.



How Do I Run PageGate on Windows 7?

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0400

Can I Run PageGate on Windows 7?

Here are the steps to install PageGate on Windows 7



How Do I Run NotePager Pro on Windows 7?

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0400

Can I run NotePager Pro on Windows 7?

Follow these step by step instructions to run NotePager Pro on Windows 7 - 32 Bit.
Follow these step by step instructions to run NotePager Pro on Windows 7 - 64 Bit.



How Do You Clear Pending Messages?

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500

How do you clear pending SMS messages?

Clear all pending messages from PageGate in the PageGate Admin module:

1) Right click on the Recipients section.

2) Left click and select 'Cancel Messages'.

3) Check ONLY the 'Cancel All Pending Messages' option. Uncheck other options if checked.

4) Click Apply




How Do You Switch PageGate from a Runtime to a Service?

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500

How do you switch PageGate from a runtime to a service?

Before we proceed, the following changes can only be made on the PageGate Admin ON the server. These changes cannot be made from any workstation admin consoles.

The first step is to run the PageGate Admin, so go to your start menu, go to Programs, find the PageGate program group, and left click on PageGate Admin.

Once in the admin, left click on the + next to Program.

In the Program section, left click on Settings.

By default, PageGate runs as an application.

To change the program to run as a Windows Service, move the dot down to Windows Service and click on Apply.

When you do, the program will prompt you for credentials.

Before we proceed, PageGate is not asking for credentials to any internal security portion of the program. In order for PageGate to create the system services, it needs to access a portion of the Windows Registry that may be protected.

On most systems, you can use the built in system account for Windows, which means you can leave the username and password fields blank and left click on Apply.

If, however, you are on a domain, you may need to specify an administrative username and password here.

After clicking on apply, you should see a prompt that tells you that it is verifying the account information, Updating Services, then Switching Run styles.

After the Switching Run Style goes away, if you look next to the clock in Windows, you should see an icon of a pager.

Left click on that icon and it will bring up four options, the first of which is Start and the last of which is Stop.

Left click on Start.

Since you're running PageGate as a Windows Service now,t hat's the last time you have to do that. From now on, the program will automatically start itself when the computer is powered on.

To switch PageGate's run style back to an application, go back into the Admin, then go back to the Program - Settings section.

Under the Run PageGate As section, move the dot to Application and click on Apply.

When it has finished switching the run style, you should see the icon of the pager disappear from the system tray.

When running PageGate as an application, you'll need to manually start the PageGate Server each time you want it to run by going to your start menu, go to programs, find the PageGate program group, and left click on PageGate Server.

That should put the icon back in your system tray, indicating that the PageGate Server is running.

Here is a video that will walk you through the process of switching from  a runtime to a service.



How Do I Schedule a Message in NotePager Pro?

Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500

What are the steps to schedule a message in NotePager Pro?

You can watch this video to learn how to schedule a message in NotePager Pro.



How Do I Send Messages Using a GSM Modem?

Tue, 2 Feb 2010 09:57:00 -0500

How do I Send Messages via GSM?

For people simply trying to send messages to a phone that is on a GSM network, then the first step is to find out what protocols the phones carrier accepts for text (SMS) messages. In the US the most popular protocols are TAP (via analog modem), SNPP (internet), WCTP (internet), and SMTP (internet). In Europe and other countries the most popular protocols are TAP (via analog modem), UCP (via analog modem), and SMTP (via internet).

The way text messaging typically works is that you send a text message from your computer (using a program like NotePager Pro or PageGate) to the carrier (the company that provides the phone/pager service). The carrier then sends the message to the correct device. The typical way to send messages to the carrier is via regular analog modem, or over the Internet. However, you first must find out what protocols the carrier will accept. We have a list of many of the popular carriers and their settings here:

http://www.notepage.net/support.htm

Sending messages through a wireless modem or mobile phone using the GSM specification (like the original poster in this thread) is a little different. In this setup the messages go from your wireless modem or phone to the destination device without any phone lines or internet connections.




Can I Send A Text Message Using NotePager Pro?

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:00:00 -0500

Can I send a text message to a cell phone number from NotePager Pro?

Yes. With NotePager Pro software, you can send text messages from your computer using a high-speed internet connection, dial-up modem, and GSM cellular modem to cell phones.

NotePager Pro supports using an email address or SMTP, the other Internet protocols: SNPP and WCTP as well as the modem protocols: GSM-AT and TAP.  Additional information and an evaluation version are available at: NotePager Pro



Will PageGate Run on Windows 7?

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:00:00 -0500

Will PageGate run on Windows 7 desktop?

Yes. To install PageGate on Windows 7 you will need to follow the Windows Vista installation steps.



Do You Have Video Tutorials?

Mon, 4 Jan 2010 09:00:00 -0500

Do You Have Video Tutorials that Explain Text Messaging?

Yes, in fact we have an educational resource for text messaging as well as a collection of videos.



What is Priority Support?

Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:00:00 -0400

I see a new service offering, Priority Support. What is Priority Support?

Priority support gives preferential support. Some customers rely on PageGate and it is critical to their business infrastructure and operations. Priority Support elevates the urgency of all of their calls and guarentees them response times. The goal of priority support is to give customers the opportunity to upgrade and extend their support. Time is money, so with priority support we guarantee you priority access to skilled technicians knowledgeable about PageGate software.  Regular support both pre and post-sales for PageGate is still avaialable to users free of charge. Calls will be returned in the order in which they are received, with the exception of those who purchase the priority support option.



Is PageGate Vista Compatible?

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:00:00 -0400

Is PageGate Vista compatible now?

Yes, the newest version of PageGate (v5) is 32 Bit Vista Compatible. If you are installing on Vista you should use these special PageGate Vista Installation instructions. Additionally if you are IIS7 you will want to follow these steps.



Issue: I ordered NotePage software, but haven't received a Registration Key?

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Issue: I ordered NotePage software, but haven't received a Registration Key?

If you have not received by email the Registration Key within 24 hours, please check that your spam filter software did not block our email. The next step is to email an alternative email address, with your order number, to sales(at)notepage.net or call 781-829-0500.



Does NotePage, Inc. charge for text messages sent?

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Does NotePage, Inc. charge for text messages sent?

We only charge for NotePage software. We do not charge for the SMS text messages sent from NotePage software, nor any service fees. Download a free evaluation of NotePage software at http://www.notepage.net/software.htm



Are there are any monthly or yearly charges for NotePage software?

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Are there are any monthly or yearly charges for NotePage software?

No, there is only a one time charge for the NotePage software that is purchased. This excludes any future purchases or upgrades.



Are there any upgrade charges?

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Are there any upgrade charges?

There are no charges for upgrading the NotePage software minor version, if your present major version is equal to the latest NotePage software major version. Please backup the database, plus save the Registration Key and Serial Number. Download the latest version of NotePage software at http://www.notepage.net/downloadnow.htm

Upgrade major versions for a fee to add newer features. Upgrade NotePage software at http://www.notepage.net/upgrades.htm



How is NotePager Pro licensed and priced?

Fri, 13 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How is NotePager Pro licensed and priced?

NotePager Pro software is licensed per computer. Pricing is available at http://www.notepage.net/pricing.htm



How is PageGate licensed and priced?

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How is PageGate licensed and priced?

PageGate software is licensed per cell phone, pager, wireless device or email address that text messages are being sent to. Order at least one of PageGate's Interfaces, which are priced separately. Pricing is available at http://www.notepage.net/pricing.htm



Issue: GetWeb not properly submitting messages on Windows Server 2003

Mon, 9 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Issue: GetWeb not properly submitting messages on Windows Server 2003

The first thing you need to do is make sure you have at least Service Pack 1 for Windows 2003 Server installed. After you have SP1, do the following:

1) In the IIS Manager, choose the Web Server Extensions section and set the "Allow All Unknown CGI Extensions" option to "Allow."

Change 2:
1) Go into the IIS Manager

2) Open your server object

3) Open 'Application Pools'

4) Right-click on 'DefaultAppPool'

5) Choose 'Properties'

6) Select the 'Identity' tab

7) Select the 'Configurable' option (default credentials should already be there)

8) Apply your changes


After you do that, it should work. If it doesn't, try the following:
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NOTE: If your instance of Server 2003 created an AdminScripts directory instead of a Scripts directory under InetPub, please do this first:

a) Go into the IIS Manager.
b) Expand your Server.
c) Expand the WebSites section.
d) Right click on DefaultWebSite
e) Move your mouse over new and click on Virtual Directory
f) Click on Next.
g) In the Alias section, type the word: Scripts
h) Click on Next.
i) In the Path section, click on Browse.
j) Browse to your InetPub directory and click on Make New Directory.
h) Name the directory Scripts.
i) Select the scripts directory and click on ok.
j) When giving the directory permissions, you need to give it Read, Write, Run Scripts, and Execute.
k) After you've created the new Virtual Directory, you will need to change your CGI Data Path in PageGate to c:\inetpub\scripts
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Change 3:

1) Go into the IIS Manager.
2) Go to your server in the list.
3) Right click on the folder you've got the webgate.exe file located in (generally scripts).
4) Left click on properties.
5) Click on the tab that says Virtual Directory.
6) Click on the configuration button.
7) Click on the Application Extentions section.
8) In the Application Extentions, click on Add.
9) Browse out to the webgate.exe file and select it.
10) In the extention area, type in: .exe
11) Leave the rest of the options as they are and click on OK.
12) You'll need to restart the IIS Service after you do this.



How do I configure PageGate to use a direct serial connection to my messaging terminal?

Fri, 6 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configure PageGate to use a direct serial connection to my messaging terminal?

1) Attach the Paging Terminal to the computer running PageGate with a serial cable, make sure to keep a note of which serial port you plug the cable in to.

2) Once attached, open the PageGate Admin program and go to Connectors -> Dialer 1 -> Settings.

3) Go to Connectors - Dialer1 - Settings.

4) In the settings of Dialer1, type the following in the Init string and click on Apply: direct

5) Leave the Dialing Prefix Blank, leave the Dedicated Carrier set to None, and make sure that the Serial Port is set to whichever serial port you plugged the cable into.

6) Put a checkmark in Direct Connect and click on Apply.

7) Right click on the Carriers section, left click on Add Carrier.

8) You can name the carrier whatever you wish, though I would recommend using a naming convention that is fairly straightforward (Example: SBCDirect, SprintDirect, etc).

9) Leave the Protocol Set to Tap, the Failover set to None, and the Phone Number blank.

10) Change the Baud Rate, Parity, Stop Bits, and Data Bits to reflect your Tap Terminal's settings. If you're unsure of these settings, please contact your Terminal's manufacturer for further information.

11) In the init string, type the following: direct

12) Change the Max Characters to reflect the Maximum number of characters your Terminal can handle in a single message, specify any password, or message limit that your terminal has, and be sure to put a check mark in Drop non-printable characters.

13) Click on Apply.



How do I change modems with PageGate?

Wed, 4 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I change modems with PageGate?

1) Install the new modem in Windows.

2) After the modem has been installed, go to your Control Panel in Windows.

3) Go to the Modems (or the Phone and Modem Options).

4) Go under the Modems Tab. Here it he modems tab, you should see your modem listed below as well as the COM port that it's attached to. Write down the COM port number.

5) Close all of that and open the PageGate Admin.

6) Go the Connectors - Dialer 1 - Settings section.

7) Change the Serial Port to be whatever you wrote down is step 4.

8) Click on Apply.

9) Once you've done that, go to Carriers - - settings.

10) Change the Init String for all of your TAP based carriers to (auto)

11) Click on Apply.



How do I change modems in NotePager Pro?

Mon, 2 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I change modems in NotePager Pro?

1) Install the new modem in Windows.

2) After the modem has been installed, go to your Control Panel in Windows.

3) Go to the Modems (or the Phone and Modem Options).

4) Go under the Modems Tab. Here it he modems tab, you should see your modem listed below as well as the COM port that it's attached to. Write down the COM port number.

5) Close all of that and open NotePager Pro.

6) Now, if you're using NotePager Pro, go to the Tools - Settings - Modem section.

7) Change the Modem Port to be whatever you wrote down is step 4.

8) Click on Apply.

9) Once you've changed the modem port, go to Carriers - Edit.

10) Change the Init String for all of your TAP based carriers to (auto)

11) Click on Apply.



How do I set up a TAP Carrier in PageGate?

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I set up a TAP Carrier in PageGate?

1) Open the PageGate Admin.

2) Right click on Carriers, left click on Add.

3) Name the Carrier what it needs to be (T-mobile, Cingular, Verizon, etc).

4) Set the Protocol to TAP.

5) In the phone number, you'll need to entire the phone number for one of the TAP Terminals hosted by the carrier. You can find a list of TAP Terminal phone numbers at the following
location: http://www.notepage.net/tap-phone-numbers.htm

6) Once the phone number is entered, set the baud rate, parity, data bits, and stop bits to the carrier's specifications. If the carrier doesn't specify what these settings are, the industry standard is as follows:
Baud Rate: 1200
Parity: Even
Data Bits: 7
Stop Bits: 1

7) Set the init string to (auto)

8) Click on Apply to have it add the carrier into the list.




How do I configure a WCTP Carrier in PageGate?

Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configure a WCTP Carrier in PageGate?

1) Open the PageGate Admin.

2) Right click on Carriers.

3) Left click on Add.

4) Name the carrier what it needs to be (VerizonWCTP, ArchWCTP, MetrocallWCTP, etc).

5) Enter the carrier's host information. Please visit this section of our website to find out what that might be: http://www.notepage.net/wctp.htm

6) Click on Apply.



How do I configure an SNPP Carrier in PageGate?

Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configure an SNPP Carrier in PageGate?

1) Open the PageGate Admin.

2) Right click on Carriers.

3) Left click on Add.

4) Name the carrier what it needs to be (NextelSNPP, ArchSNPP, MetrocallSNPP, etc).

5) Enter the carrier's host information. Please visit this section of our website to find out what that might be: http://www.notepage.net/snpp.htm

6) Click on Apply.



How do I configure an SMTP Carrier in PageGate?

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configure an SMTP Carrier in PageGate?

To set up an SMTP carrier in PageGate, you'd want to do the following:

1) In the PageGate Admin, go to the Connectors section.

2) In the Connectors section, go to Global and under Global go to SMTP.

3) In the Local Domain section, you'd want to input the latter part of your email address, the part after the @ sign.

4) Leave PostMaster blank.

5) For the next section, you may need to contact your network administrator if you're not sure what to do here. Basically, you need to know if you have to relay all of your email through a local server of if you can deliver mail through your DNS. If you can deliver your mail through DNS, find out what your primary and secondary DNS entries are and enter those into DNS Server 1 and DNS Server 2. If you have to use a relay, make sure to put the check mark next to Relay All Mail, then enter in the relay server you were given into the Relay Server box.

6) Click on Apply.

7) Once you've done that, simply right click on Carriers, left click on Add.

8) Name the Carrier SMTP.

9) Set the protocol to SMTP and click on Apply.



How do I configre a WCTP Carrier in NotePager Pro?

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configre a WCTP Carrier in NotePager Pro?

1) Left click on Carriers.

2) Left click on Add.

3) Name the carrier what it needs to be (NextelWCTP, ArchWCTP, MetrocallWCTP, etc).

4) Enter the carrier's host information. Please visit this section of our website to find out what that might be: http://www.notepage.net/wctp.htm

5) Click on Apply.



How do I configre an SNPP Carrier in NotePager Pro?

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configre an SNPP Carrier in NotePager Pro?

1) Left click on Carriers.

2) Left click on Add.

3) Name the carrier what it needs to be (NextelSNPP, ArchSNPP, MetrocallSNPP, etc).

4) Enter the carrier's host information. Please visit this section of our website to find out what that might be: http://www.notepage.net/snpp.htm

5) Click on Apply.



How do I configure an SMTP Carrier in NotePager Pro?

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I configure an SMTP Carrier in NotePager Pro?

1) Left click on Carriers.

2) Left click on Add.

3) Name the carrier what it needs to be (VerizonSMTP, T-MobileSMTP, CingularSMTP, etc).

4) Set the protocol the: SMTP

5) In the local domain field, input the latter half of your email address. When the program sends an SMTP based message, the person that receives the message will see that it's from yoursender@localdomain - So, if you put blah.com in the local domain, they would see that the message is from someone@blah.com

6) For the next section, you may need to contact your network administrator if you're not sure what to do here. Basically, you need to know if you have to relay all of your email through a local server of if you can deliver mail through your DNS. If you can deliver your mail through DNS, find out what your primary and secondary DNS entries are and enter those into DNS Server 1 and DNS Server 2. If you have to use a relay, move the dot next to the 'deliver through' option, then enter in the relay server you were given into the Relay Server box.

7) Click on Apply.



How do I update my copy of NotePager Pro to the latest installation?

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I update my copy of NotePager Pro to the latest installation?

1) Using the Windows explorer, browse to the c:\program files\notepager pro\ directory.

2) In that directory, you should see a NPP.mdb file. If you have system set NOT to show you the extentions to file types, you'll see a file that is named NPP and the icon of the file will be a Microsoft Access File.

2a) If you want to view the extentions to files, which is highly recommended, you'll want to go to Tools -> Folder Options.

2b) In the Folder Options, go under the View Tab.

2c) UNCHECK "Hide extensions for known file types" and click on OK.

3) Make a copy of this file somewhere on your computer, preferrably to your My Documents folder or the root c:\, somwehere easily to remember.

4) After you've made a copy of the database, uninstall NotePager Pro.

5) During the installation, it will prompt you if you want to remove all files, tell it yes.

6) Reboot the computer.

7) Once the computer comes back up, you'll want to visit our website: http://www.notepage.net

8) Click on the Download button under the NotePager Pro section.

9) After the file has been downloaded, run it.

10) This will take you through the installation for the latest version of NotePager Pro, including any patches we've released since you originally installed the program.

11) After you install the latest version of NotePager Pro, run the program once. Skip or cancel all of the wizards it prompt you to, then close the program.

12) After you've closed the program, go back to your Windows Explorer.

13) Find the copy of the NPP.mdb file that you made, whether you put it in your root c:\ or My Documents folder.

14) Copy this file directly into the c:\program files\notepager pro\ directory. It will ask you if you want to overwrite the file, say yes.

15) Once you do that, run NotePager Pro again. Everything should be restored and fully functional.



How do I change PageGate to run as a Windows System Service?

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I change PageGate to run as a Windows System Service?

1) Open the PageGate Admin.

2) Go to the Program section, then go to the Settings section beneath.

3) Once in the Settings, you should see a section that says "Run PageGate As". Click on Windows NT Service.

4) Click on Apply. Now when you click on Apply, it will ask you for credentials in order to make the change. Typically, if you're already logged into Windows with an account that has Administrative rights to the system, you can actually leave the username and password blank and click on ok. If, however, you're not logged into Windows on an account that has admin rights, you'll need to give it a username and password that does have admin rights for this system.



How do I turn on or turn off Dialers and/or Modules in PageGate?

Thu, 7 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

How do I turn on or turn off Dialers and/or Modules in PageGate?

The easiest way to activate dialers and/or modules, once you've entered the registration information, is to do the following:
1) In the PageGate Admin program, go to Program -> Settings.

2) There in the program settings, you should see a series of checkboxes detailing each of the various modules that are enabled. You should see a corresponding checkbox for each module and dialer you want to enable or disable.

3) Put a check mark next to each of the dialers and/or modules you want to use, then click Apply.

3a) To disable a module or dialer, uncheck the appropriate checkboxes and click Apply.

4) If you're running PageGate as a Windows NT Service, it will prompt you for 'credentials' to make the appropriate changes to the System Services. Generally, you can leave the fields blank and click on Apply. If this does not work, please contact Tech Support at support@notepage.com



How do I back up NotePager Pro?

Tue, 5 Sep 2006 12:04:33 -0400

How do I back up NotePager Pro?

All of your carriers, recipients, and program settings are actually all contained within a single file; the PageGate Database.
The easiest way to back up NotePager Pro is to do this:

1) On the system where the program is installed, browse to the directory you installed NotePager Pro to (typically c:\program files\notepager pro\).

2) In this directory, locate the file called npp.mdb - This is the program's database and is the only file that needs to be backed up.

3) Copy this file to a CD, make a copy on a network location, make a copy in a different folder on the current system, the methods of backing up can vary widely.



How do I back up PageGate?

Sun, 3 Sep 2006 12:03:39 -0400

How do I back up PageGate?

All of your carriers, recipients, and program settings are actually all contained within a single file; the PageGate Database.

The easiest way to back up PageGate is to do this:

1) On the server, browse to the directory you installed PageGate to (typically c:\program files\pagegate\).

2) In this directory, locate the file called pagegate.mdb - This is the PageGate Database and is the only file that needs to be backed up.

3) Copy this file to a CD, make a copy on a network location, make a copy in a different folder on the current system, the methods of backing up can vary widely.