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Send a Text Message Via E-mail

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help, Uncategorized

Like it or not, texting has become a necessity of modern communication. The good news is that you no longer have to press teeny-tiny keys or unresponsive touchscreens anymore with this handy tip!

First, use this Wikipedia entry to find the SMS gateway for the cellular service you’re trying to send a message to. Now, open your e-mail up and put the person’s number, followed by the SMS gateway you found into the “To:” field:

After that, just put your subject in and write your message as usual and hit send. Voila! Instant text-messaging without all the hassle!


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10 Responses to “Send a Text Message Via E-mail”

  1. Johannes Visser says:

    This one is great

  2. Bruce Wiseley says:

    Sprint no longer allows this service for its customers, but thanks anyway, Steve and Andrew

  3. Balasubramanian.G says:

    Very useful tip.thanks a lot.

  4. Dee Rutledge says:

    Very helpful and up to date. Thanks.

  5. Deborah Allen says:

    Great tip! My cellular phone doesn’t have a querty keypad so this is a big help.

  6. K.Vee.Shanker says:

    This is definitely a good tip. One can use it especially when, the e-mail ID is not known. Thanks Andrew!

  7. Norberto Wilm says:

    Dica maravilhosa. Minha avaliacao: cinco estrelas. (Trans.: amazing tip. My rating: five stars.)

  8. Marguerite says:

    Hi Andrew,I tried this but Vodaphone NZ rejected it and the reply that came back said contact Vodapone NZ and see if they will accept your emails as sms’s for a fee. I’m in Aussie. Perhaps it just works in the USA. Regard. Marguerite

  9. Dan R. says:

    This is way cool and it works, sent a message already.

  10. Sherry says:

    not enough information. some of us aren’t geeks. what is an sms gateway? the wikipedia article is very large and would take a long time to read to find something labeled sms gateway. i’d love to know how to do it but i didn’t find it as quickly and easily as i expected. so to send a text message to someone, i also have to know the cellular company they use? sorry for the ignorance.

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