Most of us nowadays read our e-mail on our smartphones and there are many great e-mail apps for Android and iOS, but there can still be a strange situation when you want a short e-mail as text to send.
This is particularly useful if you want to send a text message and you do not have a phone, you are trying to reach someone who is not sending e-mail to their phone, or if you want to use a text message for branding purposes. Professionals tend to pay much more attention to texts than emails, so it can be a powerful communication strategy.
The process works via an email to sms gateway. As long as you know the telephone number of the recipient and the name of their service provider, you can easily find a suitable gateway address to forward your message. Here is everything you need to know about sending an SMS from your e-mail account.
Send an e-mail as an SMS
Step 1: Compose your e-mail with the e-mail client of your choice. You can use your smartphone or computer to write it.
Step 2: Instead of entering an email address in the recipient box, enter the 10-digit phone number of the person you are trying to reach.
Step 3: After entering, tap the correct "@gateway" address after the telephone number. Below we have compiled a list of some of the most common service providers in the United States and their associated gateway addresses.
|Carrier||SMS gateway domain||MMS gateway domain|
|Alltel||[insert 10-digit number] @ message.alltel.com||[insert 10-digit number] @ mms.alltelwireless.com|
|AT&T||[insert 10-digit number] @ txt. att.net||[insert 10-digit number] @ mms.att.net|
|Boost Mobile||[insert 10-digit number] @ myboostmobile.com  @ myboostmobile.com|
|Cricket Wireless||[insert 10-digit number] @ sms.cricketwireless.net||[insert 10-digit number] @ mms .cricketwireless.net|
|Google Project Fi||[insert 10-digit number] @ msg.fi.google.com||[insert 10-digit number] @ msg.fi.google.com|
|Republic Wireless||[insert 10-digital number] @ text.republicwireless.com|
|Sprint||[insert 10-digit number] @ messaging.sprintpcs.com||[insert 10-digit number] @ pm.sprint.com|
|Straight Talk||[insert 10-digital number] ] @ vtext.com||[insert 10-digit number] @ mypixmessages.com|
|T-Mobile||[insert 10-digit number] @ tmomail. net||[insert 10-digit number] @ tmomail.net|
|Ting||[insert 10-digit number] @ message.ting.com|
|Tracfone  @ mmst5.tracfone.com|
|US Cellular||[insert 10-digit number] @ email.uscc.net  @ mms.uscc.net|
|Verizon||[insert 10-digit number] @ vtext.com  @ vzwpix.com|
|Virgin Mobile||[insert 10-digit number] @ vmobl.com  @ vmpix.com|
Please note that if you try to send an email that is longer than 160 characters, this is often sent via the Multimedia Message Service (MMS). If the person to whom you send a message does not have a message plan with Multimedia messages, he or she will not receive the message or you may incur additional charges to open the message. Some providers also offer email to MMS gateways – detailed in the table above – so if you want to send a message of more than 160 characters, use an MMS gateway instead of an SMS gateway.
Download an extension for faster sms & # 39; en
There is a Chrome extension specially designed to help you send sms messages from Gmail. If you use Gmail and send a lot of emails as text messages, this small extension is a valuable – and free – download.
The extension is called Send Your Email to SMS (text), and you can download it here if you are currently in the Chrome browser. All it does is simply add a small phone icon to your Gmail email window. If you type the e-mail you want to send and then click the phone icon, your Gmail contact list is displayed and you can search through it to find the person you want to text & # 39; You also have the option to add a new phone number, just by typing it in.
The e-mail is automatically formatted for the correct text messages and replies to the text are sent back to that Gmail address so that you can successfully conduct conversations. It's not so handy if you don't use Gmail, but for regular users with many contacts in Gmail, this extension makes email-to-text much easier and more efficient – and you don't have to worry about courier codes. With the app you can also reverse the process and receive text messages for important emails that you receive in Gmail, which can be nice when you are on the road but really need to follow a certain email conversation.
It is also worth noting that Gmail and Google Calendar also join the If This Then That (IFTTT) smart device management system. This means that you can set IFTTT to, for example, schedule a text with Google Voice, which for some devices can be easier than jumping directly into an email.
Using web app services (business)
If you want an alternative option for sending texts via e-mail, web services can also help you. We recommend Message Media, because this web app makes sending texts very easy. It is designed for large and small companies and can process SMS, RCS, MMS, Messenger and WhatsApp messages. You can try it for free, but you must sign up for a monthly subscription if you want to continue using it.
Although this service is similar to the carrier codes that you can use, it has a number of additional advantages. You can retrieve text messages with your original message to make it easier to follow conversations, and you can send text messages internationally for business purposes. If you are willing to pay, it has many extra, useful features such as alpha tags for identifying senders, text-to-speech, special numbers and other useful extras if you use texts to communicate for companies.
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