How Can I Add And Use Text Messaging With The Popular E-Mail Clients Like Outlook 2007, 2010; And/Or Windows Live Mail 2011 (Latest Version/Build)?

Posted on 2011-09-24
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hello. I have a question.

How can I add and use text messaging with the popular e-mail clients like Outlook 2007, 2010; and/or Windows Live Mail 2011 (latest version/build to date)? Is text messaging have some built-in feature inside Outlook 2007, 2010, and/or Windows Live Mail that I need to activate or unhide so to speak? If not built-in, is there some add-on or extension to install (free or paid; free is nicer :-) ) to have text messaging part of these particular e-mail clients? Any third party program(s) installations to incorporate text messaging into these e-mail clients? What are my options? What do I need to do? Please explain.

Please provide your own detailed facts, suggestions, hints, and tips; and/or the best possible well written, detailed and documented website links that SPECIFICALLY describe this process in DETAIL!

DO NOT USE or similar-like web links in your reply. I consider its use very unprofessional for EE experts. If you do, you will not get acknowledged and receive no credit.

NOTE: For your information, I these e-mail clients are installed into Windows 7 64-bit operating system.

Please reply.

Thank you!
Question by:RegulaOne
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Author Comment

ID: 36595742
@ anyone:

Hello. I am wondering if anyone can possibly answer this question above? The EE Forum is automatically replying to this question/thread as being a 'neglected question'.

Please reply.

Thank you!
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Expert Comment

ID: 36596328
Forgive my ignorance, but what text messaging are we talking about. Cell phone or.......?
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Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 166 total points
ID: 36596455
are we talking sms text messaging or windows messenger type messaging?

for sms messaging you add an account like you would for an email account and then chose your sms messaging provider give you a list of options dependng upon country and carrier
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Author Comment

ID: 36596469
@ centerv:

Hello again. Nice to see you. Thank you for your comment.

My apologize! I should of stated that in my initial post above. Yes, cell phone is what I'm looking for in terms of text messaging.

Please reply.

Thank you!


Author Comment

ID: 36596500
@ ve3ofa:

Hello again. Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

I see our comments crossed. Yes, you have the information and the link I am looking for and a very nice weblink that works great. Thank you!!!

Now, out of courtesy and respect now how these comments have transpired and under these unique conditions in this question/thread, I am going to see if centerv has a comment to add since I applied to centerv's question centerv needed to have fulfilled first regarding my issue.

Reply if you wish.

Thank you!

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Assisted Solution

centerv earned 166 total points
ID: 36596611
Hello RegulaOne
Apparently we've crossed paths before and thanks for remembering.
Can't say I recall, sorry. Sometimes I disappear from here for many months.
Anyway, I know there are options for setting up windows phone and Outlook etc..
but here's my take on text messaging, which  took me some time to figure out in bits and pieces.

Every phone that you can text message to, has an email address. That address is the phone number
plus the @..................   For example, if you have ATT then your email address would be (your number)    So if you setup a contact name, You,  with that email address you could text your phone all day.  Caveat, the recipient would receive it with a jumbled name as the sender, so I use the subject field to identify myself as the sender. Hit the space bar a couple times for separation before starting the subject for the sake of the viewer.
Should the receiver reply to that message from their cell phone, it would come in to your email (including attachments)..
So from there, you can treat the text message as any other contact with all the privileges that outlook
affords any other contact without using any other software.
Of course, you would need to know the provider and the email format, as they're not all the same format.  Tmobile for example is    Same rules apply for hotmail, yajhoo etc.
I think you should be able to fill in the rest.
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Accepted Solution

e_aravind earned 168 total points
ID: 36598204

Author Comment

ID: 36713964
@ ve3ofa, centerv, & e_aravind:

Hello again. Nice to see ve3ofa and centerv again. Nice to meet you e_aravind! Thank you all for your comments!!!

First, these are the well balanced, diverse answers I like to see from EE experts!!! Each one of you has addressed with answers and responses to my question/thread with a wide array of appropriate answers covering different aspects of this issue that are all useful and applicable to my issue!!! I consider this question/thread as well completed and comprehensive that I rave and dream about!!! ;-)

Let me explain... ...ve3ofa provides how to find hosting providers through Microsoft Office 2010 which I HAVE TO KNOW. centerv provides some technical data and some personal facts, suggestions, hints, and tips with some 'how it works' information which I find highly valuable. e_aravind provides more on how it 'works' and some 'setup' options that again I need to know and should know. Having all this well balanced knowledge from all three EE experts here is highly valuable!

There is no need to request any further EE expert comments. I have it ALL right here to answer with solutions to my question/thread!!!

At this time, I will close this question/thread.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 36714374
@ ve3ofa, centerv, & e_aravind:

Hello again.

As I made mention in my previous post directly above, this is a 'well balanced, diverse answers I like to see from EE experts' for a question/thread like this one. Now awarding points, each one of your replies is highly valuable and covers a different aspect of my issue I need to know or should know. Therefore each one of you will receive an equal amount of points; however as EE rules require, I have to award that ONE "Accepted Solution" to ONE of you and because 3 does not divide evenly into 500 points, the "Accepted Solution" will get 168 points. The two "Assisted Solutions" will get 166 points. I'm giving the 2 extra points to the "Accepted Solution" and giving the same amount to the "Assisted Solutions".

Therefore who is the one that gets the "Accepted Solution"??? Okay, this is a tough one or a difficult decision to make. Using common sense and some sensible rationale methodology with this question/thread I would FIRST WANT TO KNOW how to *USE* about the technology as I have mentioned this in my title in this question/thread. Therefore I am going to go with e_aravind's comment since as I previously said 'e _aravind provides more on how it 'works' and some 'setup' options'. Other than that, all these EE experts here are equally significant.    


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