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Texting from Outlook?

Posted By On August 17, 2009 @ 10:50 AM In MS Outlook | Comments Disabled

Yep – that’s right – you can send text messages to phone using an Outlook e-mail.

Now, I can already hear you thinking … but I wouldn’t even begin to know how to address the message and my computer isn’t connected to the phone line.

No problem because addressing the message is a breeze and you aren’t actually phoning them so that connection won’t be necessary.

So, the only issue to address would be how to … well, address it.

The format will look like this:

10 digit phone number @ carrier’s extension

I’m sure you know the phone number; it’s the last part that is stumping you.

Once again – no problem.

You could choose to have them text you at your e-mail address. Obviously the address for the phone will be the “From” of the message.

Or… we could look it up.

I ran a quick internet search using “cell phone carrier email extensions“.

Lots came up – many of them had a list of the biggest carriers and I found this one at Wikipedia [1] that is quite a bit more detailed. Scroll down to the bottom of the page – the list you need is in the last table on the page.

Once you’ve got the extension then you’re set to go – texting without locating your phone.

You’ve got to love it!

~ April


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[1] this one at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_gateway