Monday, May 14, 2012

How to Send Text Messages via E-Mail

You can send text messages from your email. The info below is a summary of two blog posts by David Kirk at Some of it might be out-dated due to mergers and acquisitions, but once you know how it can be done, a little bit of internet sleuthing should turn up the correct address formats.

I do it a lot and I find that if I'm already sitting at a keyboard, it's usually faster to just send a text message via email. If you send SMS text messages via email, however, the replies will come back to your email, not to your phone.

It's also easy, especially if you save the email-to-text "email address" in your address book. Here are the email-to-text "email address" formats for six mobile companies.

Virgin Mobile:
Cingular: (confirmed - I used it today)
Verizon:  (confirmed - I use it all the time)

(phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number) 

An example would be:

Additional mobile companies' email-to-text formats are available for AT&T Mobile and other mobile carriers at:

So if your fingers are clumsy on those tiny phone keypads or your "smart" phone gets too smart for its own good and frequently tries to guess what it thinks you want to say, then you should try email-to-text!

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