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Receive and reply to SMS responses

In this article, we explain how to receive the SMS responses of your contacts by receiving an email notification (recommended) or receiving an SMS. We also explain how to reply to SMS responses by email.

Receive SMS responses

Receive SMS replies via an email notification (recommended)

❗️ Important
Sendinblue supports SMS responses via an email notification for contacts in the UK, France, US, Canada, Sweden, Norway, and French Polynesia.

You may receive responses to your SMS messages via an email notification on your Sendinblue login email address.

Enable SMS responses for SMS campaigns

  1. Go to Campaigns > Settings > General settings.
  2. In the SMS Replies section, select Yes to receive replies to your SMS messages via an email notification.

Enable SMS responses for transactional SMS

  1. Go to Transactional > SMS > Settings.
  2. Select Configuration.
  3. In the Transactional SMS Replies section, select Yes to receive replies to your SMS messages via an email notification.
❗️ Important

When customizing the sender name of your SMS messages, make sure you use a phone number (e.g. +337119123456) and not text (e.g. MYCOMPANY). This phone number will then be automatically converted into a 5-digit short code on your recipient's side.
If you use a text sender, there will be no way to link the recipient to the sender and the SMS response will fail.

Receive SMS responses by SMS

Sendinblue does not offer back and forth SMS messaging. To receive your contacts' responses directly by SMS, add your phone number in the body of the SMS message you send to your contacts. Your contact will then have to reply directly to your phone number with their own phone number, and not as a reply to the SMS sent from Sendinblue.

For this matter, we do not actually recommend using this method, as it could cause a lot of confusion between the different platforms used.

Reply to SMS responses by email

❗️ Important
You cannot reply to SMS responses by replying to the notification email as the notification email is just used to notify the account owner of an SMS response. If you do reply to the notification email, Sendinblue Customer Care will receive the reply, not your contact.

To reply to SMS responses by email, you must:

  1. Grab the SMS number in the notification email.
  2. Look into your contact database to retrieve the email address of the contact who sent you the SMS.
  3. Directly reply to them by email.

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