How to Send and Receive Text Messages in Outlook

In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how you can send and receive text messages directly from within Microsoft Outlook. Text messages include SMS and MMS messages. Along with sending and receiving SMS, you’ll learn how to create contacts so you don’t have to remember phone numbers when texting. Next, we look at how to create a group of contacts so you can quickly text a large number of people. We look at how to create a rule so when you receive an important email message, you’ll also receive a text message. Lastly, you’ll also learn how to set up the respond to address, so when someone responds to your email or text, you can direct it to your phone to get your attention. 👋

Additional resources

  • In-depth overview of how to create Rules in Microsoft Outlook: https://youtu.be/87cqwadac6Y
  • Full list of gateway domains for all carriers: https://www.liquisearch.com/list_of_s…
  • Popular carriers in the United States:
    • AT&T
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@txt.att.net
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@mms.att.net
    • Boost Mobile
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@sms.myboostmobile.com
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@myboostmobile.com
    • Cricket Wireless
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@mms.cricketwireless.net
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@mms.cricketwireless.net
    • Google Project Fi
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@msg.fi.google.com
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@msg.fi.google.com
    • Republic Wireless
      • SMS: [insert 10-digital number]@text.republicwireless.com
    • Sprint
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@pm.sprint.com
    • Straight Talk
      • SMS: [insert 10-digital number]@vtext.com
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@mypixmessages.com
    • T-Mobile
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@tmomail.net
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@tmomail.net
    • Ting
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@message.ting.com
    • Tracfone
      • SMS: [depends on underlying carrier]
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@mmst5.tracfone.com
    • U.S. Cellular
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@email.uscc.net
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@mms.uscc.net
    • Verizon
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@vtext.com
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@vzwpix.com
    • Virgin Mobile
      • SMS: [insert 10-digit number]@vmobl.com
      • MMS: [insert 10-digit number]@vmpix.com
    • Timestamps
    • 0:00 Introduction
    • 0:29 Send text messages in Outlook
    • 3:34 Receive text messages in Outlook
    • 3:46 Easy trick to get carrier & domain gateway
    • 4:00 Create individual contact
    • 5:01 Create group contacts
    • 6:12 Modify where replies are directed
    • 6:58 Receive text for important messages
    • 8:50 Wrap up 📃

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