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SMS Agent project idea

Tired of not having an iPhone, I decided to see what I could do with my existing horriblePhone and free incoming SMS. It turns out that my cell provider ( (as well as quite a few others) provide a free SMS-to-email (and vice versa) service. Since Gmail provides optional POP3 and SMTP interfaces, and CPAN has modules for dealing them, I wondered what I could accomplish with a little bit of Perl, a 15 cent SMS, and ~140 character page breaks.

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