Auto Forward SMS can forward incoming SMS to your email. But this add-on feature also allows you to reply to that SMS from your email program. And the receiver (original sender) thinks it's from your mobile phone number!
By subscribing to REPLY FROM EMAIL service, the app will allocate you a Unique Mobile Email Address (UMEA). This rather long email does the heavy lifting for you, and uses our domain name to allow a "2 way" exchange between the ORIGINAL SENDER'S SMS, your email, and your mobile phone.
You can now have incoming SMS forwarded to an email address, and then reply FROM YOUR EMAIL back to the ORIGINAL SENDER, and it appears to come from your mobile number on the phone where you have the app installed.
This service is managed via your Google Play account. You can subscribe or unsubscribe anytime.
Please note that for best results, we recommend replying from your Gmail/GSuite email.
No. If you only use phone to phone, you do not need this add-in service as it only applies to replying to an SMS from email.
No you don't. The app will do this for free for you now. It's only if you want to reply from email and have it LOOK like the reply is from your mobile number. This feature is totally optional and is not required for the app to function.
However, if you use the app mainly to forward incoming SMS to your email address AND you want to reply to SMS from your email program and have it appear to come from your phone number, then we highly recommend subscribing to this Reply From Email service.
Yes, because it needs an internet connection for the 2 way exchange between SMS and Email to work.
Phone 1 (where app is installed) needs to be internet-connected. And when you receive the forwarded SMS in your email, whether you read Gmail on a laptop or your phone, you will need internet connection via wifi or mobile data...
...but be careful with mobile data, especially if you are roaming and traveling, as telcos can be mean with roaming prices!! We advise using wifi when possible.
Note, if you have your app-installed phone NOT connected to the internet, and you turn it on, there may be a short delay when forwarded messages are processed and sent/received. Our testing showed about 5-10 minutes, but it may be longer depending on your telco. Let us know if you are having issues.
The Reply From Email subscription is managed via your Google Playstore account. On your NEW phone, login to your Google Playstore account from your new phone, and your subscription will be restored.
The app will continue to work, and you can still have SMS forwarded to your email address as normal. However the difference is you won't be able to reply to forwarded texts FROM your email anymore. Your UMEA will be removed and revert to the default firstname.lastname@example.org (which is an unmanned email that does not do replies).
Yes. You will see the exchange in your Gmail and on your phone. Great for backup copies!
If you enable the subscription, your phone is allocated a Unique Mobile Email Address (UMEA) which allows our software & server to use your phone number to receive and reply to a text message via your email.
Because SMS and email are completely different technologies, we have built this function so the two applications can 'talk' with each other to exchange messages, and make this process invisible to you and your receiver (original sender).
This feature is not ideal for a long involved conversation. But having said that, it can handle conversations well. We recommend using Gmail so it can Group messages from the same person.
The in-app subscription is via GooglePlay. Pricing in Australia is $3.99 per month, and outside Australia it will be in your local currency. You can stop whenever you want and this will not affect the normal operation of the app (SMS and email forwarding), but your UMEA will be inactive and you won't be able to reply DIRECTLY from your email back to the original sender.
After you purchase the app and you decide that you want to subscribe to this extra service, simply tap the button on the app's Home screen.
If you have any questions, please contact us on: email@example.com