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V3: The difference between Sent, Received, Delivered
V3: The difference between Sent, Received, Delivered

In logs and analytics, what is the difference between sent, received and delivered?

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Written by Anne Heath
Updated over a week ago

Sent: The upstream carrier has accepted the message request. In other words, the message has moved on to the next stage in the delivery process.

Delivered: We have received confirmation of message delivery from the upstream carrier (and, where available, the destination handset). That is, your message reached the intended contact.

Received: An incoming message has been processed, and we delivered the message to your number.

We cannot track read, opened, viewed, etc. The carriers only send back delivered or undelivered messages to us.

Sometimes it takes some time for the message to be sent from the carrier to us. Refresh your sent statistics via the Logs module and check back later to see if the status has changed. If it does not say received, it does not mean it was not received - just that the "status" has not been changed by either the carrier or our vendor.

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