Help please......Texts received from my email....not my phone number

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  1. noupf, Dec 19, 2014
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    noupf macrumors member

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    So my wife just responded to some of my texts, asking why it's coming to her as a text from [removed]@hotmail.com ( my old, but still used ) email address. Any ideas?
     
  2. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    You have that on as an options in the messaging app. Go into messages and turn that off and delete that conversation and start over.


    Settings, messages, send & receive
     
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  4. tugger, Dec 20, 2014
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    I had the same problem, and my phone number was not listed as an option under Settings - Messages - Send & Receive - "Start New Conversations From". Also my number appeared under "You Can Be Reached By iMessage At", but it was not checked and I couldn't select it.

    I went to Settings - Messages and toggled iMessage off/on. Something like "Activation in progress" appeared, and when this finished I looked under Send & Receive and my number was now checked under "You Can Be Reached By iMessage At", and my number now appeared under "Start New Conversations From". I simply had to tap on my number there to select it as the source.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    I have the same problem. Main is set to my phone number. Email is required for continuity. It's very frustrating since I use the phone for work.
     
  6. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Your AppleID is required for Continuity, which may or may not be your email.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    You need to have it on in messages to receive SMS on a Mac.
     
  8. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know why I bother.
     
  9. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    you definitely do not. I only use my phone number for iMessages, not my Apple ID, and continuity works just fine between my Mac Mini, MBP, iPad, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 6. I receive phone calls, text messages, and iMessages on all devices.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I assume this is now made possible because of iOS 8? However, if I am to do this, what about all the iPhone-less people who previously reached me on iMessages via my iCloud address through their iPads?
     
  11. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    continuity just became an option with iOS 8. Anyone that would message you to your e-mail address would not reach you. They would need to message your phone number. If they have iOS 8, they can message you by phone number now, instead of just e-mail.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's what I'm concerned about. People who don't know this new rule and assume I can no longer be reached if I decide to use just my phone number.
     

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