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    Texting: Is this a bug or the way it's supposed to work?

    If I want to forward a text message to an email recipient, only phone contacts will populate the To: text box. I have email addresses in my contacts yet they won't populate the drop down boxes, only phone contacts. If I manually type in the email address it will send it no problem, but I have to retype the whole address each time.

    How come?

    Seems odd, I guess, but there are even stranger idiosyncrasies on our beloved Droids. (Like no speed dial... that's ridiculous)
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    I've never attempted to send a text message to an email address honestly. I do know that the only contacts that will auto-populate are contacts with a phone numbers listed as Mobile phone numbers. It attempts to be smart enough not to let you text a home/landline number.

    From what I understand, not all carriers enable sms-to-email so maybe they didn't add that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amajamar View Post
    If I want to forward a text message to an email recipient, only phone contacts will populate the To: text box. I have email addresses in my contacts yet they won't populate the drop down boxes, only phone contacts. If I manually type in the email address it will send it no problem, but I have to retype the whole address each time.

    How come?

    Seems odd, I guess, but there are even stranger idiosyncrasies on our beloved Droids. (Like no speed dial... that's ridiculous)
    I am not sure if this would work but........ have you tried to long press on your text message content > copy then go to your email app, populate the email addresses then in the compose section long press again and paste. Like I said not sure if this would work but it is a possible work around.
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    There is speed dial. long press on a home screen and add shortcut and select the person you want. bam, one touch speed dial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amajamar View Post
    Seems odd, I guess
    Depends on your perspective. I've never had a device that would accept and email address as a recipient for text messaging. I've always had to text the carrier's gateway with the email address in the message body.

    Have you looked into other messaging apps?

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