How to Send a Text Message From Email to an iPhone

By Michelle Varsallona

Each cell phone provider has a special email suffix. You can use this email suffix to send email to anyone within the network. This comes in handy when you need to send a message from your computer to someone that you know has an iPhone, but you do not know what email addresses are synced to their phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • Recipient's area code and phone number

Step 1

Open your web browser and navigate to your email website or open your email program.

Step 2

Log in to your email account.

Step 3

Click "New" or "Compose" to start a new email.

Step 4

Enter the recipient's cell phone number with area code on the "To" line. Do not use dashes (e.g., the phone number 123-456-7890 would appear as 1234567890).

Step 5

Type the at symbol (@) after the phone number, followed by "txt.att.net."

Step 6

Give the message a subject and enter your message into the body of the email. Keep the message short because text cell phones can typically only hold 160 to 200 characters in each text message.

Step 7

Click "Send" to send the email. It will be received as a text message on the iPhone.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the recipient does not have a text messaging plan, he may be charged for your message or not receive it at all.