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Jeff_Schuler
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Sending email attachments in a SMS with the Twilio connector.

Hi,

I have a flow that triggers on receiving an email with an attachment.  I want to send that attachment along with a SMS.  I'm using a Twilio connector that has a media URL parameter.  The URL needs to be http(s) and can't required any authentication.  Does anyone have experience sending documents in a SMS with Twilio?  Do I need to copy the attachments to an unsecured web server to get this to work?

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yashag2255
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Hi @Jeff_Schuler 

 

I am not sure if the SMS should be containing media files (as it then becomes an MMS) and not every carrier/ device would support that. 

 

However, that you want to do it, you can set up an account in Azure storage and create a container and then create a blob with the attachment. Create a SAS uri (Power Automate action for Storage blobs) and then pass that to the media URL parameter. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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yashag2255
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Hi @Jeff_Schuler 

 

I am not sure if the SMS should be containing media files (as it then becomes an MMS) and not every carrier/ device would support that. 

 

However, that you want to do it, you can set up an account in Azure storage and create a container and then create a blob with the attachment. Create a SAS uri (Power Automate action for Storage blobs) and then pass that to the media URL parameter. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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hi @Jeff_Schuler  I'm agreee with @yashag2255  when I was testing twillio I tryed what you need and shure you can send the URL but just like text not media.



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Hey all!

 

Agreed but then any URL pointed to a file might not work which is why a publicly accessible URL to the file is needed which can be an Azure storage blob or github file url but not a SharePoint or a OneDrive file URL. 

 

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Hi @Jeff_Schuler ,

 

I agree with @yashag2255  and @ChristianAbata 's idea, I have made a test on my side and find the Twilio connector could only send the text message currently.

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Thanks for the information.  I'm going to give this and try and let you know how it works.

Hi Alice,

Twilio can send media as well.  I've proven it with a demo media URL they provided.  Under advanced parameters for the SMS action, there is a media URL option.

 

 
 
 

Your suggestion to use Azure Blob Storage worked.  Thanks for the help!

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