My filter looks like this once it's set up. I don't get many texts though and haven't confirmed it yet.I think someone said that the GV SMS will push if you also have an email notification set up. So set up the email notification and also set a filter / rule in your email to delete those. Then you get the SMS push without the extra email notification.
Edit: I also do not have a text plan, so I give out my GV # to people who text me. Now I just need to remember who has my regular # and who has my GV # when I call them so they don't get confused. Unless we get something like this... Can you assign specific contacts to only use the google voice no matter what? - Google Mobile Help
I think that is the way to go, do you know how to set up that filter rule to delete all those notification emails?
Matches: from:(@txt.voice.google.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Delete it
What I did was enable the SMS forwarding to email and in Gmail I created a filter with the following:having all of my hundreds of texts cluttering up my email is not something I would like to do
Matches: subject:("SMS from") Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "SMS", Never send it to Spam
Labels are basically Gmail's version of folders although a little more powerful. messages can have multiple labels attached to them.What exactly does "apply label" command do?
"I'm pretty sure GV fetches anytime an SMS or email is received."
Why is everyone pretty sure of this? This makes no sense whatsoever that it would. Google Voice has nothing to do, nor is integrated with the Gmail app on Android.
(other than that, right on for also not wanting to use the SMS to email option)
Does this mean that if somebody texts me on my Google voice number, if forward is disabled. I may not get it for 5 minutes? If so, is there a way to bypass that without forwarding (since that would cost money, as I don't have an unlimited text plan and that appears to be redundant, anyway). Any third party program that will push for texts, instead of checking every 5 minutes.
I think someone said that the GV SMS will push if you also have an email notification set up. So set up the email notification and also set a filter / rule in your email to delete those. Then you get the SMS push without the extra email notification.