Did you know that if you are waiting for a VERY important email message to come through you can have Office 365 send it via a text message??? Pretty cool, huh? For instance, I use it in the IT world for our battery back up units on our servers. If our building loses power, I get an email telling me this. However if I’m not constantly monitoring my work email like at 3 a.m., I can get a text message letting me know this. When I receive this text at 3 a.m. here’s what I look like:
I’m not responsible if you need therapy after seeing this picture of me from 3 a.m!
Here’s how you do it! You have to login into the Office Portal for your office. Once you’ve successfully done that, open up Mail and it will open up Outlook Online.
On the left hand side of the screen, where is says folders, select More.
That will bring up this screen:
Look under the General Tab and select Text messaging. This will bring you to the next screen.
Select the Edit text message settings. That will bring up this display.
Select what country you live in, and your mobile phone provider. Then click on the next button.
Enter your phone number and then select the next button. It will then send you a text message to that phone and you will have to enter a verification number into this to complete the setup.
It will bring up this box, select Set up email notifications using an Inbox Rule.
In my case the words included in the subject or body works. However if you need it to be from a specific email address, or any of the above options, please select those.
I put test as my words or phrases then hit the plus sign to add it to the list.
Once it’s a complete list, select OK!
At the very top select OK and you are all set!!!