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Send SMS to email

Hello all,
I'm wondering if it's possible to send a text to an email address, but as SMS, NOT as MMS. I'm working on a program that can be sent input, but it can be problematic how slow MMS can sometimes be. SMS is so quick, and I'd love to be able to use that, but apps like Textra all seem to automatically use MMS. Is there a way around this?
Thanks!

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I don't get why.

I can send text to email addresses already with an email app. This sounds like someone that is new to these old communication systems.

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The same reason people use texts instead of emails

The use of my program benefits from able to easily and quickly communicate with it, in both directions. Yes, I could send it emails from the gmail app and have it send it send replies back, but it's much less efficient than having it all be done via texting. It's the same reason people use texts instead of sending a bunch of one sentence emails. Happy

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You write it's your program.

So as the programmer you implement it.

TBT (truth be told) I'm a programmer too so while it would be interesting to have a combination do-it-all SMS and email app, I feel today's everyday user will be confused by such an app.

-> Back to the top. I see no reason why an app can't do this. And with you sharing you are the author, owner and programmer, why did you ask? Please clarify.

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My aim isn't to write a mobile app to send SMS to email

My aim isn't to write a mobile app to send SMS to email. I want to use something existing to communicate with my program written and running on a PC. I just thought perhaps there's some app that sends SMSs to email, but maybe not, I'm having trouble finding one.

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Re: communicate

You mean something like Teamviewer (free for non-commercial use) or the Chrome Remote Desktop app (free)?
No need to write your own then, I'd say.

Or maybe just configure it as a webserver? Webservers can communicate quite well with a browser on a smartphone.

I've not seen any programs on a PC (except apps written in MS Outlook) to communicate via SMS or email. But it's quite well possible to send SMS's from a PC using the remote API of an SMS provider. But that does not seem to be what you want.

Can you provide a detailed "use case" of what you want?

Post was last edited on October 25, 2019 8:26 AM PDT

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I only have your words to work with.

Look up and see what you wrote. "The use of my program" is where I take it that you are the author of the app. If your app needs to do something then you add code (or some call it features) to make it happen.

Not every app has been written. So when you need something new, you write it.

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