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Sunday, March 6, 2016

1683. Send Text Messages as Email

Although I don't lecture people about texting vs. emailing, texting is better for "on the fly things" and emailing is better for "I need a record" of things. I have a bunch of text messages that I need to email. I need to find a way to do this.

Cellular carriers work very hard to isolate text messages from emails. Most people think text data is more private and is not kept on any server. But they keep information about the sender and in many cases the actual data for up to seven years. But if you "need a record" you can get your text messages to your email system.

If I get a text message I may want to send this message to either my own email account or to someone elses email account. not a phone number @txt.att.ent or

Sending a text to another persons email is easy as long as your service plan allows MMS messages(MultiMedia Message Service vs. SMS Short Message Service) . Simply put the email address in the TO field instead of the phone number and send the text. You can test this on your phone easily but you will have to send it to an address that is not linked to your phone number or it will appear as a text.

If you want to have all your text messages sent to your email inbox, try these steps.

For Android:
google_androidThere are a number of different ways to forward all your texts and receive them in your email inbox, but the easiest method for Android users is to download and install the SMS to Email app from Google Play. Just enter your forwarding information.

For iPhone:
appleTo get all your incoming texts sent to your email inbox, go to Settings>Messages>Receive At and then choose Add An Email at the bottom. Enter the address you’d like texts to be forwarded to. You’re done.

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