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Setting up your account
Setting up your account only takes a few minutes. There is no software or apps to install and
the Anonymous Texting Administration tools is compatible with any operating system. Once
your account has been activated you will receive an email with a username and password.
Go to www.anontexting.com and select "My Account" located in the upper right-hand corner.
This will take you to the Administration Module
Adding member to the distribution list
Once you log into your account the first page you will see is the distribution list.. There is a
place for you to add up to 6 email addresses to the distribution list. All incoming text messages
will be sent to everyone on the distribution list. For security purposes only those member on
the distribution list and respond to incoming text messages. It is recommended that you do not
use a forwarded email address. Forwarded emails can receive the incoming text messages but
they cannot respond. Anonymous Texting is compatible with all email systems: Gmail, Hotmail,
When a student or staff sends in an anonymous text message it first goes to the texting
server. The server then converts the phone number to a sender code. This code is used to
identify the sender without revealing their phone number. The server will then relay the
message to everyone on the distribution list.
Anyone on the distribution list can respond to the sender. This is very useful if additional
information is needed or just thanking them for reporting something. When someone responds
to an incoming message everybody on the distribution will get a copy of the response. This is to
let everyone else know that someone has responded and what their response was. See
responding to a message for additional information.
Blocked Sender List
At the bottom of the main page is the blocked sender list. This is a list of all the senders
who have been banned from the system because of abuse.
It list the sender ID the time and date and who blocked the sender. You can send the user a
warning before you block them. When you block a person they will receive the following
"Your Phone Number Has Been Blocked From Sending Text To This Number"
Blocking a sender from sending text messages
Anyone on the distribution list can block a sender by replying to one of the messages
with the code word "BLOCKED" it has to be in all up case letters. When the system
receives that code it will add the sender tot he blocked list. From that point on if the
sender sends a text message to the system they will get a return text message letting
them know the message was rejected. A blocked number only blocks the sender from
sending in messages. Anyone on the distribution list can still send outbound messages to
that blocked sender.
Unblocking A Sender.
Only the admin can unblock a sender. To unblock a sender log in to the administration
module. Select the sender to unblock from the list and then select the "Unblock Selected
Sender" Button at the top of the Blocked sender list.
Blocked Senders Can Request To Have There Number Unblocked
If a sender has had their number blocked they can request their number be unblocked by
texting the code "unblock" to the number. That is the only message that will go through from
the sender. It is up to the Administrator if the number should be unblocked.
Every message sent and received from the system is recorded Select the Message Log
button on the menu to display all the incoming and out going messages
Sorting the Message Log
To sort the message log click on the column header once to sort by that column. If you click
on it once the table will be sorted in ascending order on that row and if you click on the same
column header it will sort it again in descending order.
One Click on the ID column sorts it in Ascending Order
A second click on the ID Column sorts it in Descending order.
Filtering the Message Log
It is easy to filer the message log to see just the data you want. For example if you only
wanted to see the messages for a particular date. just type the date in the text area below
the Msg Date column, For a year just enter the year, for a month just enter the year and the
You can add filters to any and all of the columns.
Message Log Codes
The direction column will show you if a message was incoming or out going. or if a blocked
sender tried to send a message to the system.
- In: means the message was inbound from a student or staff
- Out: means someone on the distribution list responded to a message.. The responder
column shows who sent the message.
- BLKD: means a blocked send tried to send a message. Even thought the message does
not go to the distribution list it is still recorded by the system
Exporting the Message Log
You can export the message log simply by clicking on the Export Data To Excel. Button at the
top of the message log table. This will export the data you want. If you have sorted or filtered
the table it will only export the data that you requested in the sort order you want.
Profile and Account information
Select the profile tab to see your account information. you can review and change your contact information. Change your username
and password, and the primary contact.
Your account information displays your texting phone number and your system email address.
The "Texting Phone Number" is the number that has been assigned to you by the us and is the
number that students text into
The email address is the email address that the incoming text messages are relayed through. See sending and receiving messages
from the Anonymous server later in this manual for more information
The contact information is your contact and billing address. If the admin password is forgotten the adders used in the contact
section is the only email address the requested password will be sent to.
Sending and receiving messages from the Anonymous server
The student does not have to do anything special. They send a text message to the Anonymous
hot line just like they would any other number. The individuals who are on the distribution list will
receive the messages via email.
The sender will always say Anonymous when you look at the From Column of the email and
the subject line will always have a sender ID . You treat the email just like you would any other
Sending a Message back to the stander.
To send a text message back to the sender you would hit reply just like you would to any other email.
Do not change the subject line. Leave it exact the way it is. That way the server knows which
sender to send the out going message too.
There are limits to how much you type in the email.
The message cannot be longer than 300 characters. This is a limitation of text messages.
Anything longer than 300 characters will be truncated by the phone company. Everything will
be sent in the message up to the first carriage return - Enter Key - when you are done writing
your message press the enter key. The Anonymous serve will read only until it gets to the first
carriage return. When you reply to an email you will see a lot of extra information the previous
email and the header information. The server will not resend any of that information. The person
who responds will remain anonymous as well.
The systems is designed this way to protect the identity of both the sending and receiving parties.