How to Send a Text Message From Yahoo Mail

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A text from Yahoo! Mail is received in seconds.

Even if you do not own a cellphone or do not have access to yours, you can still send a text message. As a Yahoo! Mail user, you can send a text message in the form of an email to any cellphone that is capable of receiving a text. Sending a text message from your email account allows you to avoid overages if your cellphone plan includes a limited number of text messages.

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Step 1

Open a browser window and navigate to your Yahoo! Mail account. Log in with your ID and password.

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Step 2

Click "New" and select "Email Message" from the drop-down menu.

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Step 3

Enter the recipient's mobile phone number followed by "@" and the SMS gateway in the "To" field. The SMS gateway works in the same manner as the domain in an email address. An example email address for a Boost Mobile cell phone customer is 1234567890@myboostmobile.com.

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Step 4

Type the text for the message in the body of the email. Messages longer than 160 characters may be received in several messages or truncated.

Step 5

Click "Send" and your text message will be sent to the recipient's cellphone.

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