MS-5.1: Application Settings


You would setup parental controls and apply general application settings using this page. This would allow you to put forward default preferences for sending gateways, Sender-ID to use as default, trash and log retention management, setting up default values for currency, export batch size, per credit cost to apply, setting up email with SMTP details to send notification emails and alerts, database settings and more. Let’s take a note of general application settings and parental controls in detail.


Navigate to Application Settings

Admin Main Navigation->Setup->Application Settings


General Settings (First Tab)

General settings and parental controls are divided into three tabs; first tab is about the installation server details, default sending preferences, and values of currency, export batch size etc. Second tab is about SMTP setting of email to send notification and alert email messages and the third tab shows database details.


Table#MS-5.1.1: General Application Settings 

Installation Domain

Complete qualified path to the current installation domain, e.g. if

Server IP

IP of the current installation server.

Empty Trash After

MumaraSMS soft deletes the lists, campaigns; contacts etc. and move the elements to the trash first. Until the cron runs after the suggested interval to empty the trash. Here in this field you put forward number of days after which the system will automatically delete the elements in trash and empty it.  

Log Retention Limit

Avoid growing the activity logs too large in size and retain most recent logs by suggesting the Log Retention Limit in this field. Fill this field with number of days for which system will retain/maintain the activity logs, and will automatically keep deleting the logs older than the suggested limit of retention.

Notification Email

Provide an email to receive admin notification, notifications such as cron status report etc.

Primary API

Which sending gateway’s API is to be considered as primary priority for sending messages? Dropdown carries all available sending gateways for you to select the preferred one for primary position.

Make sure that these are the default preferences for sending gateways, and you have the ability to later customize the sending pattern by setting up different geo-specific “Priority Zones”. But in case of not being able to find the custom sending settings, application automatically applies the default sending preferences to send the message.

Secondary API

Which sending gateway is preferred as secondary sending priority in case the API on primarily position fails? Select from the dropdown.

Tertiary API

Select the tertiary preference of Sending Gateway, this would work when the both gateways on primary and secondary position fails.

Default Sender ID

Which Sender-ID is to be used as default sender-ID? Client accounts that don’t have their own custom sender-ID approved, can select to send from Default sender-ID. Clients that uses Send Message API for sending transactional messages, can also use the default sender ID in case their sender-ID isn’t still approved, fails or parameters remains empty while sending API request.  

Deduct Credit for Unattempted Messages

Mumara identifies and lists some of the reasons as obvious sending failure and doesn’t attempt sending upon recognizing specific number with these obvious delivery failures. It is only possible when client processes contacts through validation and acquires status of the number before sending, so that system can identify the number that carries obvious failure reason, and doesn’t supply it to the gateway for sending.


Now whether you want to deduct client’s credit/balance for attempting to these numbers or not to deduct? You can use Toggle button to setup your preference. However in either case, MumaraSMS doesn’t supply these numbers to sending gateway for processing. Propose of the function is actually to provide admin with an ability to deduct or not to deduct client’s credit/balance for these unattempt messages.


Auto Approve Client

Work this toggle button towards left to mark it “On” and auto approve the client accounts upon subscription, and switch it “Off” to make new accounts subject to admin approval.

Export Batch Size

Instead of exporting the contacts one by one, MumaraSMS offers the ability to speedily export by setting up a batch of contacts and exporting the whole batch. Put forward the size of batch here in this field to maintain while exporting the contacts.

Record Batch Size


Per Credit Cost

In MumaraSMS, you have the ability to setup and offer the desired type of package to your client among the available three; one of it is Credit Package in which clients maintain credits in their account and system deducts credits for sending messages.

This field is to provide the cost of every credit, how much every credit would cost? For example you would provide 1 and the default currency is dollar, it means, every credits would cost $1 to your client.  


Select a Default Currency from the dropdown, later while creating the packages you would have the ability to set separate currency for the package you create.

Term to Credit

Use a short term of Credit for the credit based packages, like cr. Is largely used as abbreviation of credit.

Week Starting From

On the admin dashboard, there is couple of charts that offer filters to view weekly summary of SMS sending stats and gateway activity during the week. You in this field need to provide the day from where the weekly filter would start collecting the stats to show. E.g. Monday or Tuesday.

Demo Mode

If the demo mode is one, no message will be supplied to the gateway for sending.


Image#MS-5.1.1: General Application Settings



Email Settings Discussed (Second Tab)

SMTP settings for sending notification and alert emails to the clients, it can be a low credit/ balance alert message or other important notification for the client’s reference.


Table#MS-5.1.2: Email Settings  

Email From Name

Email will appear to be sent from this Name, it can be the company name or something like “MumaraSMS Alert” etc. 

Send From Email

Put forward a send from email address.


Host to the SMTP server, it can be the path or IP address of your server to continue. You might have been provided with more than one IP addresses. In the case of IP pool, this can be any IP from the range to identify the SMTP host.

SMTP Username

 Provide the username if the SMTP is username protected.

SMTP Password

Password associated with the SMTP username in the above field.

Encryption Method

Select if the connection uses an encryption method for secure communication. 


Port25 is largely known as default SMTP port, but some ISPs has this default behavior to block port25. Therefore, MumaraSMS has made it possible to fill with an appropriate port. It can be a port 25 or an alternative opening ports like 2525, 2526 (SSL) and 587.             


Image#MS-5.1.2: Email Settings 



Database Details (Third Tab)

Third tab is simple and showing the current details of database, including the database username, password associated with the username, host to the database and the name that is being given to the database.


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