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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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When somebody sends an iMessage to the phone number, the Mac app wouldn't get it? Is that right? Am I missing something?

To me that seems to be the case
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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That is how I understand it.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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I depends on what you write on "receive at".
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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I depends on what you write on "receive at".
Well on the iPhone I'm set to receive on my phone number and email. You can't use your phone number on the OS X app.

Also, with the Send as Text as options on the iPhone - one would miss messages as the OS X app wouldn't receive those either even if they were sending to one's email address.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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Well on the iPhone I'm set to receive on my phone number and email. You can't use your phone number on the OS X app.

Also, with the Send as Text as options on the iPhone - one would miss messages as the OS X app wouldn't receive those either even if they were sending to one's email address.
I just went through this. You need to change your iMessage caller id (settings-messages-recieve at-caller id) to an EMAIL address. It will still be the complete thread on your phone. However the thread on your computer (and to the people you are iMessaging) will be new.

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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I just went through this. You need to change your iMessage caller id (settings-messages-recieve at-caller id) to an EMAIL address. It will still be the complete thread on your phone. However the thread on your computer (and to the people you are iMessaging) will be new.

Hope this helped
This does help, I don't think it should be accepted as the solution though on Apple's part. Thanks.
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The HP Pre and Touchpad were able to do it even with your phone number (I believe) so hopefully Apple will get this working correctly.
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what if you don't want your iMessage contacts to know what your email address is??
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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According to TUAW's page, "Messages can contact you via your AIM/iChat ID, your phone number, your Apple ID"

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/02/16/6-coo...ps-and-tricks/
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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According to TUAW's page, "Messages can contact you via your AIM/iChat ID, your phone number, your Apple ID"

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/02/16/6-coo...ps-and-tricks/
They are wrong. Well partially. Messages can send to phone numbers, but not receive from my understanding.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 03:54 PM   #11
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agreed.

shame though.
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They are working on that, according to The Verge.
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Link? I can't find where they say Apple is working on it.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:10 PM   #14
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

That's good. I'm sure they'll sort it.
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Link? I can't find where they say Apple is working on it.
Not explicitly stated, but:

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Encouragingly, Apple seemed to understand the caller ID issues with Messages when I asked, so I’m hoping there’s a cohesive solution in the works — there’s certainly plenty of time before Mountain Lion ships this summer.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:45 PM   #17
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How do they make sure your iMessage doesn't get spammed?

i.e. What will stop people from making fake iCloud accounts and just sending spam to every phone number in America?

Last I looked, there wasn't any way to limit iMessage to only receive messages from people on my contacts list.
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When somebody sends an iMessage to the phone number, the Mac app wouldn't get it? Is that right? Am I missing something?

To me that seems to be the case
At first, I didn't get any messages sent to my phone number on my computer. But a few hours after having added my phone number in my Apple ID information on their webpage, I started receiving them (the new ones, no sync with the old ones).

So now, I receive all my messages across the board, but you still can't use your phone number as Caller ID on the iPad, iPod Touch or the computer, which means that if anyone sends a message to your phone number and you answer from another device than your phone - it will start a new thread on the receiving end. And if you don't have the phone number as Caller ID on your phone, even an answer from there will produce a new thread.

To fix this, I have the same caller ID everywhere, and told people only to message me on that address if they want to avoid multiple threads.

But this also mean you can really separate your different devices, using the same Apple ID. Kind of cool.
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