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Cobra Learning - Setting your Notifications for Alternative Mobile Contact Method


This is an alternative method for setting up your mobile device to receive text message notifications from your courses in Cobra Learning.  Sometimes, the cellular provider will not allow the text messages to come from an email account.

Contact Your Cellular Provider

Make sure that emails coming from can be received as text messages.

Determine Your Phone's Email Address

Typically, your phone's SMS "address" is your 10-digit phone number followed by your carrier's SMS gateway.  For example, to forward an email to a Verizon phone, enter "". It's best to contact your provider directly to get their gateway address. However, here's an abbreviated list of carrier SMS gateways as were last researched:

AT&T: [your number]
Cricket: [your number]
MetroPCS: [your number]
Nextel: [your number]
Sprint: [your number] OR [your number]
T-Mobile: [your number]
Verizon: [your number]
Virgin Mobile: [your number]
U.S. Cellular: [your number]

Forward Your Outlook (Parkland) Mail to Your Phone as a Text Message

In, select the settings cog in the upper right corner of the screen, next to your name.

  1. Under My app settings, select Mail.
  2. Select Inbox and sweep rules.
  3. Select the + button to add a new rule.
  4. Give the rule a name (Cobra notifications)
  5. Select a condition from the drop down menu: It includes these words > in the senders address [enter], click the + sign to add and then click OK.
  6. Select an action from the drop down menu: Do all of the following > forward, redirect, or send > send a text message to
  7. Then, a text messaging setup box will appear.
  8. Select your country or region that your cell phone is registered in.
  9. Select your mobile carrier from the list provided. 
  10. Select Next.
  11. Enter your mobile number.
  12. Click OK to finalize rule.
The list of mobile carriers in Outlook is short.  If your carrier is not in the list, go back to #6 in the instructions above:

  1. Select an action from the drop down menu: Do all of the following > forward, redirect, or send > forward to
  2. Enter your phone number in the format of your mobile carrier (as shown in the list above) and click Save.
  3. Click OK to finalize the rule.

See Also:

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Keywords:Cobra cell mobile alternative notifications alert alerts   Doc ID:66520
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2016-08-29 16:19 CDTUpdated:2016-08-29 17:09 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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