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How to get emails on your cell phone?

987 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2010 4:55 PM by jsd2 RSS
4request Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 17, 2010 9:32 AM
Is it possible to have my emails automatically set-up to send to my phone as well? I've read you can do this with Outlook and thought maybe I could set up Apple Mail to do this?
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  • jsd2 Level 5 Level 5 (6,200 points)
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    May 17, 2010 11:00 AM (in response to 4request)
    If you mean you want to receive your e-mail messages on your cellphone as text messages, it should be possible to do this, but remember that an SMS text message is limited to 160 characters.

    Each cellular carrier maintains its own "mail to SMS gateway" - for example, the ATT gateway address is
    For other carriers, see

    So if your cell carrier is ATT Wireless and your cell number is 987-654-3210, you would set up the e-mail forwarding address as

    With regard to automatic forwarding of incoming e-mails, I don't normally use, but its help section contains the following:
    To automatically forward messages:
    Choose Mail > Preferences, and then click Rules.
    Click Add Rule and type a descriptive name for the rule.
    Set the conditions necessary for the rule to apply to a message.
    Choose Forward Message from the “Perform the following actions” pop-up menu.
    Enter the email address where you want the messages forwarded.
    Click Message and enter the text you want to appear, along with the text of the original message, in the forwarded message.
    iMac G5 1.8 GHz, Dual-boot 10.4.11, 10.5.8
  • jsd2 Level 5 Level 5 (6,200 points)
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    May 18, 2010 4:55 PM (in response to 4request)
    You're very welcome!
    iMac G5 1.8 GHz, Dual-boot 10.4.11, 10.5.8


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