Can I get delivery receipts and inbound SMS via SMPP?


By using Rules and Triggers in your SMS Central account, you can forward any inbound SMS or delivery receipts via your SMPP bind.

Log into your SMS Central account then click on the Settings tab.

Next, under Rules and Triggers, click on "Add a Rule"


First, give your rule a name. Then, if you want to forward delivery receipts, select "Sending SMS" - otherwise, for incoming SMS, select "Receiving SMS". 

Under "Set up your Rule", select Sending From/Receiving To Any Number, then hit next.


On the next screen, select "Foward inbound message to SMPP bind" or "Foward DLR to SMPP bind" (depending on if this a sending or receiving rule) and then click "Save Rule".


That's it! You're ready to start receiving inbound SMS and delivery receipts via SMPP. For more information about what you can do with Rules and Triggers, please see this guide.

A few other things to note:

  • You can still forward to email and/or a URL by selecting the appropriate boxes when creating your rule
  • If you don't have an active SMPP bind when you create this rule, we will hold any inbound SMS and DLR's for up to 7 days. That is, you can retrieve any inbound SMS or DLRs for up to 7 days prior to your bind being established
  • If you need to retrieve any inbound SMS that are older than 10 days, they will be stored in your inbox
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