Home > How-To > How to send text messages to your email

How to send text messages to your email

How to send texts to e-mailBefore we get started here, we need to clarify what you’re trying to do. Chances are good that you arrived at this article for one of two reasons: either you want to send a text to another person’s email, or you want your incoming texts to appear in your email inbox. Both reasons could ostensibly lead you to a guide to sending text messages to e-mail, so we’ve included quick tutorials on both. 

How to send a text to another person’s email inbox

This is an incredibly easy process, as long as your service plan allows you to send MMS (picture or data rich) messages. If you have the most bare-bones text messaging plan, then you might not be able to send MMS messages. However, rather than hopping on your service provider’s site and spending half an hour trying to determine if your plan includes MMS messaging, the fastest way to figure things out is to do a quick test.

To send a text to an email address, compose a text like you normally would, and enter the desired email address into the box where you would normally put a phone number. It’s that easy. Try sending one to yourself first to see if it works. If it does, great. If your text doesn’t appear in your inbox after a reasonable amount of time, there’s a chance that your mobile plan doesn’t include MMS messaging, but this is rather unlikely.

How to forward incoming texts to your email inbox 

Hate constantly switching between your phone and email to read messages throughout the day? Wish there was a way to get some or all of your texts delivered to your email inbox? We’re here to help.

For Android:

google_androidThere are a number of different ways to forward all your texts and receive them in your email inbox, but the easiest method for Android users is to download and install the SMS to Email app from Google Play. Just enter your forwarding information and everything should go swimmingly.

For iPhone:

appleTo get all your incoming texts sent to your email inbox, go to Settings>Messages>Recieve At and then choose Add An Email at the bottom. Enter the address you’d like texts to be forwarded to, and voila! You’re done.