04-04-2012 08:54:40 AM
I would like to use my email program to send short texts to people by sending to email@example.com. It sends the texts fine, and the user can receive the texts, but it assigns a unique caller id to each text.
When the text comes in, it gets the "from" attribute correct, but the caller/contact id is something like (14100000021), and that number is incremented at each text received from my email. This seems like it might be confusing for the receiver. This seems to happen regardless of what email program I use (gmail, yahoo, custom apps, etc). Is there anyway around this? If set something in the header could I avoid this? Is this unique to att?
04-02-2013 05:23:16 PM
Hi Adam, I'm wondering the same thing, and in my search for an answer, I stumbled across your post here. I notice your post is almost a year old, without any replies, and I'm hoping that maybe you found a solution?
Here's my situation...
We use iPhones at work, and some of us are on AT&T's network and some of us are on (that other) network. We have a system that emails our firstname.lastname@example.org when we are oncall after hours, and when the sms is received from a phone on AT&T's network, like you say, the caller ID is from some unknown number (410) 000-0XX (where XX is always incremented by one digit for each sms received). This only happens on the AT&T network, the caller ID on (that other) network reports the correct email address (from same sender). This tells me that the issue is with the way AT&T processes the data (it's not an iOS issue).
Now, the problem is, I'd like to be able to assign a distinct ringtone (one that will wake me up) or assign the contact to the VIP list [like my colleagues on (that other) network] however since the caller ID changes with each incoming SMS, I'm not able to do so.
Any help is greatly appreciated.