Now I've unified my phone number with my Apple ID and it's working great, I'd like this to be my only contact point for messages. I've deleted the email address from my iPhone/iPad (iMessage settings) so send & receive is only my phone number. In the iMessage preferences on Mountain Lion, I've unticked my email address so only the phone number is showing up. I thought this was sorted, however one of my friends said she was texting me but they were not getting through. This is because she was texting my email address which I now no longer receive anything at, can this be decommissioned? When I start a new message on my partners phone and select my email address it still has the blue iMessage icon showing up as if it's still a contact point, meaning people will still be able to send me messages that I won't get. Can an email address be completely dissociated with iMessage in any way?