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Get Gmail To Text Emails To Your Phone

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In this instructable I will show you how to get your gmail account to send your emails to your phone via txt.
 
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Step 1: What You Need

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You will need
- A Gmail Account
- A Cell Phone with text messaging capabilities

Step 2: Figure Out Your Cellphone's Email Address

You will need to figure out your celphone's email address.
Each cellphone has a specific email address. Here is a list of carriers and their corresponding email addresses.
note: Do not include country code, just area code.

Alltel [10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
Example: 1234567890@message.alltel.com

AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
[10-digit phone number]@cingularme.com
Example: 1234567890@txt.att.net

Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
Example: 1234567890@myboostmobile.com

Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Example: 1234567890@messaging.nextel.com

Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Example: 1234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
Example: 1234567890@tmomail.net

US Cellular [10-digit phone number]email.uscc.net (SMS)
Example: 1234567890@email.uscc.net

Verizon [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
Example: 1234567890@vtext.com

Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
Example: 1234567890@vmobl.com

So if I used verizon my adress would be 8005551234@vtext.com

Step 3: Configuring Your Mail Settings

Next you will want to log on to your gmail account.

1. Go click on the cog in the upper right hand corner and choose mail settings.
2. Choose the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab in the settings area
3. At the top of "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" you should see the option "Add a Forwarding Address"
4. Click on the button and it will ask you to type in the email you want to forward to, This is where you will type in your phone's email address.
5. If you figured out your phone's email correctly, it should send you a confirmation "email" to your phone.
6. Once you get the code, type it in the space provided (without the # sign before the code) and click "Verify"
7. It should now be set up! Make sure "Forward a copy of incoming emails to..." is checked and also the option to "Keep Gmail's copy in the inbox" is selected in case anything goes wrong so you don't lose your email.
8. Click "Save Changes" at the bottom
usbg3rd1 year ago
i have mobilink carrier , and i cant get the confirmation mail , i think the email address is
9230XXXXXXXX@mobilinkworld.com tell me if i am wrong , and if i am doing it right then Why is the mail nt comming on my phone
Thanks in advance
CapnTac2 years ago
Does this cost extra money, or does it fall under standard messaging rates? (I have AT&T if that makes a difference)
act casual2 years ago
i try to sent a test email it did word i got Mail Delivery Subsystem error can you help me i got Vodafone