Events and tasks can be set up to send an SMS text message reminder. To enable a text message reminder, check the "Send text message reminder(s)" box in the list of available actions on the Event Editor or Task Editor window.
One or more reminders can be scheduled for the same event or task. To schedule a reminder, select a time from the drop-down list or type in a value. When typing in a value, the number must come first, followed by a space and then the unit of time (minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months). Example: "5.5 hours". Valid times can be anywhere between 0 minutes and 1 year. You can also specify negative times to make the text message be sent after the event or task starts. To remove a scheduled reminder, click the red X button.
After a scheduled reminder is transmitted, the time entry will still be listed, but will be gray and crossed out to indicate it has already been processed.
Text message reminders can be sent to yourself, additional recipients, distribution lists, or contact groups. Also, any combination of these can be specified. For example, you can select individual recipients in addition to one or more distribution lists.
Check this box to send the text message to yourself. This requires your phone number to be specified on the Text Messaging Settings window.
You can specify individual contacts to receive the reminder. When clicking this field, a drop-down list of contacts will be shown. Use the checkboxes to select the desired contacts. If you need to add a new contact, click the "..." button to access the Contact Editor, where a new contact can be defined. Contacts must have a mobile phone number specified in order to receive the reminder.
The reminder can be sent to one or more distribution lists. To select the desired distribution list(s), click the drop-down button and use the checkboxes. If you haven't defined any distribution lists, or if you'd like to view/modify existing distribution lists, click the "..." button. A menu will appear enabling creation, modification, or deletion of distribution lists.
The Contact Editor contains a "Group/category" field. If this field is used, you'll see a drop-down list of the currently used contact groups. Use the checkboxes to select the desired contact groups. This can be used as an alternative to distribution lists. Any contacts associated with the selected group(s) will receive the reminder, provided their mobile phone number and mobile carrier have been specified.