I have installed node-red-contrib-telegrambot, setup a bot on telegram, got a bot token and it is basically working. I can send messages from phone and pick them up in node red and vice versa.
However, when I use the http POST method to send a message, for example using
curl --data "chat_id=<id>&text=somemessage" https://api.telegram.org/bot<bottoken>/sendMessage
the message is received on the phone ok but not by the telegram receive node in node red.