Receive Emails as SMS for FREE (No GPRS Needed)

Auto-forwarding of mail to another email account is cool. But what must be cooler is to know that we can automatically forward all inbound mails straight to our phone.


This FREE of charge auto-forwarding of mail to SMS procedure that I'm about to share works well with Globe, TM, and Sun Cellular subscribers. This trick should also work with mail providers that support forwarding just like Gmail (I don't know with Yahoo if they have this feature for free).


Ok, let me explain this: Auto-forwarding of incoming mails to our phone is made possible by 'exploiting' the FastMail service of Globe. FastMail is a whole new facility of Globe that allows you to send and receive emails using your mobile phone. Simply put, you can send SMS via email using FastMail with this format <639xxxxxxxxx>@fast.ph. With that said, I came up with a conclusion that I could actually receive my emails straight to my mobile phone for FREE.

Here's the procedure:

All we need to do is to perform a little configuration in our Gmail account:

1. Click "Settings" at the top of any Gmail page, and open the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.

2. From the first drop-down menu in the
Forwarding section, select "Add new email address".

3. Enter yournumber@fast.ph (Exapmle: 639063895753@fast.ph)

4. For security reasons, Google will send a verification code to your number shortly.

5. Open your forwarding email account, and find the confirmation message from the Gmail team.

6. Click the verification link in that email.

7. Back in your Gmail account, select the "Forward a copy of incoming mail to..." option and select your forwarding
address you've created from the drop-down menu.

8. Select the action you'd like your messages to take from the drop-down menu. You can choose to keep Gmail's copy of the message in your inbox, or you can send it automatically to All Mail or Trash.

9. Click Save Changes.

You also can set up filters to forward messages that meet specific criteria. You can create 20 filters that forward to other addresses. You can maximize your filtered forwarding by combining filters that send to the same address

Now, let's do some test by sending an email to your Gmail using other email account like Yahoo, Hotmail...etc.

FastMail should be able to deliver your email straight to your phone! That's it!

(Note: You can only view the first 55 characters of each email received. But at least, you get informed about inbound mails from time to time be it a about Facebook notifications or any.)

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