PageGate Recipient Types Introduction Transcript
Welcome to the tutorial on the different recipient
types in PageGate.
In this tutorial, we'll be explaining what the
different types of recipients and their functions
are in PageGate.
The first step is to run the PageGate admin,
so go to your start menu in Windows, go to Programs,
find the PageGate program group, and run the PageGate
Before we begin, there are two times that we
can change a recipient's type. You can modify
the type when adding a new recipient or you can
modify the type of an existing recipient.
For more information on how to do that, please
watch the tutorials on how to add recipients in
to PageGate on our website, www.notepage.net
Once in the PageGate Admin, left click on the
+ next to recipients.
Left click on the + next to the recipient whose
type you want to change, then left click on settings
under the recipient.
Now that we're in the settings of a recipient,
left click on the drop-down arrow next to the
Type section and you should see these four options
appear: Ad-Hoc, Email Only, Multi-Page, and Normal.
The ad-hoc type of recipient allows you to pass
the destination information to this recipient
and effectively tells PageGate that this recipient
has no unique ID or email address of its own.
For example, let's say that we have this ad-hoc
recipient tied to an SMTP, or Email, carrier.
If this were a normal recipient, we would say
that every time this recipient was messaged, all
of the messages would go to one specific email
address, whether it be the Email to SMS address
for a cell phone or pager or real email address.
With the type being ad-hoc, you can pass the
email address to send to as well as the message
to be sent.
As a brief demonstration, I'm going to change
the type of this recipient to ad-hoc, then set
the carrier to one of my SMTP carriers. Now, if
I right click on the recipient's name and left
click on Send message, you'll see that it's asking
me for the ID to message. In this case, the ID
would need to be an email address.
Back in the recipient settings, the second option
in the Type dropdown list is Email Only.
If PageGate, via the GetMail module, is hosting
a domain, this tells PageGate that this recipient
is not supposed to be tied to a cell phone, pager,
or email address. In fact, this recipient is its
own email address. Any time this recipient receives
an email, PageGate stores the message in the recipient's
mailbox for later retrieval by an email program,
such as Eudora or Outlook.
For more information on how to configure this,
please watch out tutorial on the Basic Configuration
of the GetMail module at our website, www.notepage.net
The third option in the drop-down list is Multi-Page.
This recipient type is solely used in conjunction
with the GetWeb module. For more information on
the Multi-Page recipient type and configuration
within the GetWeb module, please watch our Multi-Page
GetWeb configuration tutorial on our website,
The fourth and final option is the one you'll
use most often, Normal. This recipient type tells
PageGate that this recipient has an email address
or ID that it should send to.
This concludes the tutorial on the different
types of recipients within PageGate. For more
information, including how to configure the different
modules within PageGate, please visit our website,