Can someone tell me if there is a way to send an alarm in Spectrum via text message without accessing an SMTP server? We would like to do this without a messaging server. If this can be accomplished can you provide the steps?
I created a separate Notifier for SMS but not really sure what to do with it.
There are ways to send SMS messages that don't require SMTP. TextBelt is an example of a free web services texting API. There are other commercials ones out there as well. If you have a modem that can send SMS texts, Gnokii might be of use. So, for the web services based approach, I figure you would need to modify your Notifier scripts to use curl or wget instead of the normal mail command.
Having said that, I don't have any experience or scripts ready to go with these other methods. Might be something to try out when I find the time or if you have luck, please post since it does come up periodically.
I'll post anything success stories I have.
Meanwhile I'll check out TextBelt. The scripts is where I may need assistance.