How to setup metatrader text message alerts

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How to setup metatrader text message alertsHow to Setup Metatrader Text Message Alerts

November 17, 2010 by Hugh Kimura

UPDATE: (4/25/11): The free option is not working anymore. The only way to setup text message alerts is by following the instructions in this post:

In a previous post. I showed you how to setup Metatrader text message alerts for free. Now before you click over there, I want you to understand that if you are serious about your trading, free is NOT the best solution.

Sure, in most situations free is great! Believe me, I am all about free. As much as possible, I try to find free or inexpensive products whenever I can.

Free is Not Always Best

However, sometimes you really do have to pay and this is one such case. Why?

First of all, there was only one free email provider that I found that would allow the kind of connection that Metatrader needs to send text messages to my mobile phone. Therefore if that service ever decides to stop allowing this access, you will not be getting your trade alerts.

Secondly, since the email server you are using is free, the hosting company has no real motivation to solve issues in a timely manner or provide good customer service.

Therefore, in this post Im going to show you how I setup Metatrader Text Message Alerts. Although it will cost a few bucks a month, it is well worth it.

If You Do Not Have a Website

If you already have a website or blog, then skip to the next section for further instructions. If you dont, then you need to sign up for some sort of email or website hosting.

Ill be honest, I have not completely researched all the options out there. Quite frankly, I dont have the time and even if I found something cheaper, it would only be by a couple bucks a month.

So its not worth obsessing over a few dollars, in my opinion. That time could be better spent backtesting or logging your trades.

I can only tell you what I have tried and this works for me. It is affordable and has been solid over the three years that I have been using it. Just keep in mind that there are other ways to do it, but this is what I know.

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Here is a quick tutorial video on what to do:

If You Already Have a Website

If you have an existing website or blog, then the rest is easy. Just setup a new email address. Here is a quick video on how to do it in HostGator: