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Forward Text messages sent to iphone 6 (verizon) to email account

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I have an IPHONE 6  with the mail app configured for my office 365 enterprise email account.  Works fine.  On my windows 8 laptop, I have outlook 2013 configured for my email.  Works great.
I use my outlook inbox as a kind of todo, reminder list.  
Lots of my clients text me and though I receive text messages I don't always respond to them right away.  I'd rather not keep scrolling through my text messages to see if there is one I didn't respond to after reading....so.
I'd like to find a way to integrate my received text messages into my outlook.   That way I could delete them if I've already responded, etc.   I don't need to send text messages from outlook (I know iphone uses IMESSAGE intead of SMS but I can switch to SMS if needed).  
Is there any 3rd party or built in solution out there?  Even a way to forward iphone received text messages to my email address?
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a simple Google search led me to here. ever checked this hint?

iOS 7 tip: How to forward iMessages or text messages via email
http://heresthethingblog.com/2014/07/22/ios-7-tip-imessages-text-messages/
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Nice.   I was hoping to have something automatically forward though
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you are not alone and that seems a common requirement for iOS users.

FYI

Auto-Forwarding SMS on your iPhone via Email - YouTube
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iLjFfI7uepM

Is there a way to automatically forward text messages to email?
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/87417/is-there-a-way-to-automatically-forward-text-messages-to-email

How to set up SMS sharing with iOS 8, OS X 10.10 Yosemite - CNET
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-sms-sharing-with-ios-8-os-x-10-10-yosemite/
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Thanks
Though none of those really are a direct solutionquestion, it got me to a solution that will work for me
Verizon has an APP called "verizon messages" which I installed on my iphone and a pc desktop app where text messages go to and from both places.  So this will work for me.
Thanks for responding!
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