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Auto call when email received

by of-course / January 20, 2014 7:26 AM PST

Here is what i want to do

I want a software that when it receives an email it will call a predetermined number and when someone picks up the phone it will play a massage to them.this massage can be a file on my pc etc

(The only idea that comes to my mind is that i can use an internet phone or if possible a sim card coupled with my pc but dont know how to make auto calls etc)

Thanks

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Robocall?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2014 7:34 AM PST

I find that such is no longer a sure thing. One of the old robocall systems waits for the person to say hi or hello and no one here says those words so how can your new system fit your spec?

In other words, my answer is no software today works, which is a good thing.
Bob

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This is fraught with legal issues
by Jimmy Greystone / January 20, 2014 8:39 AM PST

This is fraught with legal issues such that you don't want to go anywhere near it without consulting a lawyer first. In the US, one wrong number to a phone on the Do Not Call list could see you facing a fine of a few grand IIRC. If I were you, I'd be running as far away from this idea as fast as I could upon hearing that. Is it really worth the risk, even if you plan on offering some kind of completely voluntary service? All it would take is one joker to spam your automated system with requests to land you in a lot of legal trouble. You cannot get far enough away from this idea fast enough.

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nothing illegal
by of-course / January 21, 2014 1:16 AM PST

the system will be triggered with only a specific email and i will be the one to send that email.Also it will a only a predetermined number and dont have wait until someone says hi etc.it should just detect the person otherside picked up the phone than it will play the file in my pc repeatedly.

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Still a failure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2014 1:37 AM PST
In reply to: nothing illegal

There is no way to detect a person picked it up over say an answering machine.
Bob

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