Receive an SMS alert whenever someone PMs you on CE!

So, I was bored last sunday and I wrote this little script. It has no advanced features, you will just receive a sms alert saying who sent you the PM. In future versions, I plan to add more cool features.

Download the zip file from here : #-Link-Snipped-#

or for geeks : #-Link-Snipped-#

Open up file and fill up the details. You also need an account on Example config file would be :

forumLink = ''
myForumUserName = 'avii'
myForumPassword = 'iamsocool'
myFullOnSMSUserName = '9845098450'
myFullOnSMSPassword = 'iamsocool'
myMobileNo = '9845098450'
Save it. And run the with Python (version 2.7). That's all !

Set up a cron job in *nix like machines so that you don't have to run the script again and again. And use Windows Task Scheduler if you are in Windows 7 or higher. More better instructions are forum-sms-notifier/ at master 路 avinassh/forum-sms-notifier 路 GitHub The script just checks for unread PMs and sends you the sms.

Its an open source project, hop in if you find this exciting!

Future plans :
  • Lil conversation description in the SMS.
  • Errors and exceptions handling.
  • Ability to add more than one forum.
  • To support various types of forum softwares (vBulletin and myBB next!).
  • Fallback if one sms provider fails.
  • Better way of specifying frequency to check for new private message.
  • Persistance. So that you don't keep on getting alerts for unread messages.
  • Add better read me and instructions.

Have any doubts ? Shoot!


  • Harshad Italiya
    Harshad Italiya
    @#-Link-Snipped-# Sound interesting.
  • Anand Tamariya
    Anand Tamariya
    Good work. You might want to publish your recipe on
  • avii
    Harshad Italiya
    @#-Link-Snipped-# Sound interesting.
    Thank you ! Do join in contributing, it open source !

    Anand Tamariya
    Good work. You might want to publish your recipe on
    hey what exactly ifttt is ? I couldn't figure out
  • Anand Tamariya
    Anand Tamariya
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    馃榿 I needed it so badly. I didn't realize it till I saw your thread.
    SMS pings are so welcome. VoiCE authors know what I am talking about.

    Long live handhelds!
    Thanks a ton @#-Link-Snipped-# for this. Great job, really.
  • avii
    @#-Link-Snipped-# - will have a look, thank you !

    @#-Link-Snipped-# - Thank you !

  • Sanyam Khurana
    Sanyam Khurana
    Wow, This is really great work @#-Link-Snipped-# !!

  • Manish Goyal
    Manish Goyal
    Are you using some API or scraping content through remote login?

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