How to check recipients of a received mass text?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Generik777, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Generik777 macrumors regular

    Generik777

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    If I receive a mass text, Is there a way for me to check who else that text was sent too?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not that I'm aware of. Why would you want to know?
     
  3. Generik777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The reason I'm wondering is sometimes I receive texts that seem like they are a mass text but I'm not sure if they are or not (for example stupid fwd type pictures). I don't wanna reply if it's a mass text. I guess what I should have asked is, is there a way to tell if a text was sent to anyone else than yourself?
     
  4. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Kind of? I had this weird thing yesterday where someone sent me and a few others a picture. For some reason, my phone displayed the response of another person. It was really weird.
     
  5. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    When I receive a mass text, I can see everyone who receives it. My mom is classic at taking a picture and sending it to five people. You have to be careful if you want to reply to the sender so you don't reply all.
     
  6. Generik777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is why I was wanting to know. I don't wanna reply to mass texts because it seems to do this sometimes where it will send your reply to everyone who received the original text.
     
  7. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502

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    I got a text from a guy friend of mine on valentine's day... something flirty and stupid, but I saw that it was a mass text because I could see everyone else he sent it to. Without being careful, I sent a text back saying he was busted - but it went to all the girls. I got texts and call for days from these chicks asking who the hell I was. Yeesh.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Generik777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How were you able to tell it was a mass text? This is what I'm trying to figure out. Every time I get a mass text on my iPhone it just shows up as a regular text.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you click on the top of the text message where it says TO:
    And then click details it should list all the recipients.
    Some phones or networks might send them different but if send from an iphone you could see the list of phone numbers that it was send to.
     
  10. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    GROUP MMS in settings

    OP what you are experiencing is called "group MMS" I started a thread about the dangers of using this feature a while ago...basically anytime you get a mass text, picture or not it shows up as a group MMS...and when you reply to it everyone that received the original text will see your response...if you look at the details of the message you can see every number the original text was sent to also...I once received an "I love you" text from this girl I was seeing, little did I know she sent it to another guy as a two recipient text, I replied to it and the guy got my text too...we both had fun confronting her a$$ about it
     
  11. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you choose to "reply" and not "reply all"?
     
  12. johncollins macrumors newbie

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    That's really funny :)
     
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    If you turn off group messaging in Settings would that prevent mass mailings?? :confused:
     
  14. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    not in all cases...if the sender has an iPhone it will still happen
     
  15. Generik777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't get where I would click details at. Here is a mass MMS I received the other day, It only gives me the option to start typing a reply like any other text message.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. elroys11 macrumors newbie

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    I want to know if the text I received went to other people because I get a lot from work asking if I can cover hours. If it was sent just to me I would feel obligated to respond either way, but if it went out to everyone they don't expect an answer if I can't. I don't need to know specifically who else it went to, just IF it went to anyone else.
     
  17. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Turn on group messaging in your settings, under messages.
     
  18. geffhayward macrumors newbie

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    How did I get in trouble?

    Friends are strange about the intimacy of their phone. I keep Group Messaging off. Here's what happened, I sent a funny innocent pic to about 4 people. One smarty decides to reply all with a rude text. Yea, what a friend! A female friend of mine got mad at me! asking me to take her off my dist list and that I messed up her phone. Be careful... some friend...geez. Chewed him out all last night, what are we 12 years old.
    signed,
    Sleepless in Seattle :( :( :(
     
  19. geffhayward macrumors newbie

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    I believe it's the little blue arrow next to the picture in the message
     

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