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    Hidden params on SMS messages?

    Is it possible in any way to have data embedded in an SMS message that does not actually show up as text in the message? Like a unique ID to track for programming purposes but you would never want the end user to see it?

    Thanks.

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    Smile Re: Hidden params on SMS messages?

    Hello CK,

    You can of course encrypt the SMS content if you don't want end user to see it as normal text.

    I am not very much clear about yr requirement but this is what i have understood by yr thread. Is it so?

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    Kiran.

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    Re: Hidden params on SMS messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran10182
    Hello CK,

    You can of course encrypt the SMS content if you don't want end user to see it as normal text.

    I am not very much clear about yr requirement but this is what i have understood by yr thread. Is it so?

    Regards.
    Kiran.
    Well, what I am looking to do is to be able to send an SMS to a phone with some text for the user to read BUT at the same time have a hidden ID embedded in the message that the user cannot see, so that, if the user were to REPLY to the message Id sent, I would be able to look at (or access programatically) just this hidden ID value to determine the orgin or thread of the original message.

    Kind of like how you can have a hidden parameter on a web form in html that you can access for progamatic purposes, but the front end user can never actually "see" that hidden parameter...

    Thanks for your help so far.

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    Smile Re: Hidden params on SMS messages?

    Hello CK,

    As far as i know, you can not make particular word hidden in SMS body (From the abstract level).
    Rather you can encrypt that particular word in your SMS body, so that end user won't be able to read it with his naked eyes.

    On the receiving side you can decrypt the word with the same key.
    All you need to do is juggling with yr code.

    All the best.
    Regards.
    Kiran.

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    Re: Hidden params on SMS messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran10182
    Hello CK,

    As far as i know, you can not make particular word hidden in SMS body (From the abstract level).
    Rather you can encrypt that particular word in your SMS body, so that end user won't be able to read it with his naked eyes.

    On the receiving side you can decrypt the word with the same key.
    All you need to do is juggling with yr code.

    All the best.
    Regards.
    Kiran.
    Ok, this is helping, so just to clarify:

    When you say I can: "encrypt that particular word in your SMS body, so that end user won't be able to read it with his naked eyes"

    Do you mean they can SEE it but wont be able to READ it because it looks like "$@^##s2D45!@" which I can SEE, but I cannot READ !!!
    or is it Transparent and then won't SEE anything strange on their screen at all ???

    thanks again

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    Smile Re: Hidden params on SMS messages?

    Hello dear,

    Following is what i meant for:
    Do you mean they can SEE it but wont be able to READ it because it looks like "$@^##s2D45!@" which I can SEE, but I cannot READ !!!
    Regards.
    Kiran.

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    Re: Hidden params on SMS messages?

    And in that case, if the user replies without including the original message, then the visible, encrypted keyword is not send to the recipient.

    And, even if there was a hidden field, a reply would have to automatically include that, too.

    In other words, what you are after is not a feature that's hard (impossible) to implement fully if it isn't originally in the design/architecture of the messaging system (and it isn't in this case).

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