How do I set up Clickatell SMS text messaging with AYS?

Clickatell is an affordable and reliable international SMS text messaging provider that allows for seamless integrated SMS text messaging from within AYS.

Configuring Clickatell SMS text messaging is a two-step process:

  • Set up and configure an account with Clickatell
  • Enter your Clickatell settings within AYS

Step 1: Go the Clickatell web site to set up an account.

Step 2: Sign up for a Send SMS or Amercas 2 Way SMS account. Accounts may be set up for North America, international, or for selected individual countries. (Be sure to ask for extra free credits for testing.)

Step 3: You will be provided with a Client ID, User name, and Password. Keep a record of these as you will need them.

Step 4: Go to the Clickatell Login page and login using your user name and password.

Step 5: Once you are logged in, open the APIs menu and select Set up a new API. Step 6: Click the Add SMTP API button and you will be provided with an API ID. Keep a record of this number. (There are additional optional settings on the SMTP API that you may wish to explore and configure.)

Step 6: You may need to configure a Sender ID so that message recipients see the name or phone number of who is sending the message. This is a requirement in some countries such as the United States.  Open the Manage account menu and select Manage Sender ID. Click the Add Sender ID button and follow the directions on screen. (Note that the verification process for your Sender ID may take some time while Clickatell verifies that you are who you say you are.)

Your Clickatell account is now set up!

Step 1: From either the main AYS program or the Internet Utility, select Setup > Communication Options from the main menu.

Step 2: Select the SMS Text Messaging tab.

Step 3: In the SMS Method field, select Clickatell Mobile Messaging.

Step 4: In the E-mail Gateway field, select which email method you are using to send the SMS messages to Clickatell for processing. (It is recommended that you do not use MAPI for sending SMS messages.)

Step 5: In the SMS User Name field, enter your Clickatell user name.

Step 6: In the SMS Password field, enter your Clickatell password.

Step 7: In the SMS Network ID, enter your Clickatell SMTP API ID.

Step 8: If you have registered a Clickatell Sender ID, then in the SMS  Sender ID field, enter your Sender ID.

To test your settings, enter a test mobile phone number and click the checkbox icon to try sending a test message.