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Another way of e-mail (GMail) SMS notifications.

A long time ago Google had an option to keep you in touch with your important e-mails using SMS notifications.

Yesterday, I had to drive to the wild area, where I wasn’t sure about 3G coverage, and tried to setup this SMS notification, but “Now, this feature has been retired“.

Fortunately, there is another option to make it. And, BTW, it will work for any e-mail provider, who gives you an option to forward incoming e-mails automatically to another address.

We’re going to use SMS Gateway feature.

SMS Gateway is a telecommunications network facility for sending or receiving Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions to or from a telecommunications network that supports SMS. Most messages are eventually routed into the mobile phone networks. Many SMS gateways support media conversion from email and other formats.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It gives us the basis of the e-mail -> sms notification. And we need to create a filter to notify us about certain e-mails only.

1. Go to the Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP

Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP

Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP

2. We can start both ways: to add your SMS Gateway e-mail or to create a filter.

Create filter with your criteria.

Create filter with your criteria.

In this example I create a filter to send me SMS about any e-mail with “Test SMS Gateway E-mail” in Subject line.

3. When filter is created, we need to add the forwarding address, which is your_phone_number@your_cellular_provider_sms_gateway

You can check, if your cellular provider has an SMS Gateway here >>

For example, I use US Cellular, and their Gateway for SMS is “phone_number@email.uscc.net”, and for MMS is “phone_number@mms.uscc.net”.

Add your SMS-gateway to send notifications.

Add your SMS-gateway to send notifications.

4. As I said, your forwarding e-mail address has to be like your_phone@your_SMS_Gateway.

Add your phone_number@SMS_Gateway_e-mail

Add your phone_number@SMS_Gateway_e-mail

5. Google wants to verify the new e-mail, you added to the account.

They need verification.

They need verification.

Good point. And you also check, if you typed your SMS gateway correctly.

6. After you receive the SMS from your_gmail@gmail.com, type the verification code here.

Type verification code.

Type verification code.

7. Finally, you’ll have the e-mail filter with the SMS gateway as forwarding address, which sends the notifications SMS to your phone.

All done

All done

How to play Dead Zed offline and full screen.

My favorite flash game is Dead Zed.

The problem with the flash games:

  1. You usually cannot play it in full screen or whatever you want resolution,
  2. You have to play it online.

OK. We can do some tricks to resolve that.

First of all, we’re going to steal the game. What about a copyright? Check the license, if exists. If not, google your game. For example, googling Dead Zed, you see something like this:


And no license info anywhere.

OK. How we can find and download the game? Check “page source” in your browser. You need to find and download “file_name.swf”. That’s the game you need (OK, you don’t need it, but you want… for some reason…).

Dead_Zed_SWFAfter downloading *.swf file, go to any .swf to .exe converter. Something like this >> and convert the file.

When you download .EXE file which is you lovely game now, you can do whatever you want as with the usual Windows Program:

  • add shortcut with the nice icon,
  • copy/paste it anywhere,
  • play it in full screen or any resolution you want.

To do the last one, you need click to the View on the Menu bar (OK, this is not “real” .exe, this is a Flash Player with the game built in it) and choose “Show All”.



And then choose “Full Screen” or just click-and-hold-and-drag right upper corner to adjust the game screen to the size you want:

Dead_Zed_ScreenKill the Zombiezzzz!!!!1111