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My work uses a system that pages me with SMS messages. Cool? Awesome? Of course... the issue (otherwise I wouldn't be here) is that the messages come in without a phone number. So I'll get:

1410000001 admin@work.com Sbj: This is a... MSG: This is a message
1410000002 admin@work.com Sbj: This is a... MSG: This is a message
1410000003 admin@work.com Sbj: This is a... MSG: This is a message
1410000004 admin@work.com Sbj: This is a... MSG: This is a message
1410000005 admin@work.com Sbj: This is a... MSG: This is a message
...
1410000756 admin@work.com Sbj: This is a... MSG: This is a message

Each message comes across as a new user. The numbers do seem to reset periodically but I've always just deleted them.

I'd like to create a contact, and "push" these messages to that user. I wouldn't mind being able to "clean" up some of the static fluff in the message as well (Getting rid of the "header" crap and just saving what's after the "MSG: " part.

I'm a baby programmer, so I may have to break down and make this myself... but is there something out there already taht might do what I'm looking for already?

  • Is it possible to ask your IT department to put the phone number into the sms system? That maybe the easiest solution. – John Siu Nov 11 '12 at 2:09
  • I haven't looked into that side of if, and it may be a solution... but it's a pretty rinkdink program, and I don't have faith in how customize-able it is. – WernerCD Nov 11 '12 at 2:15
  • I deal will a few of them before. You don't even need to put a real number, anything within 10 digits go. It is like putting in the local fax number of your fax machine. – John Siu Nov 11 '12 at 2:24
  • Do they always start with admin@work.com? If so, I might have a solution. – Izzy Dec 24 '12 at 10:58
  • The layout of all of them is the same. Haven't seen anything customization in the sending program, so I was tinkering with the SDK to build a custom app to regex->user them. Just haven't gotten far at all lol – WernerCD Dec 24 '12 at 21:50

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