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#92928 9-Nov-2011 09:35
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Hi all
I'm using iOS 5 on my 3GS and I've noticed when SMSing my friend who is on iOS 5 on a 4, that some times when he messages me I receive the message in my email??!!

Why does this occur and how can I stop it.

Thanks.

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  #542982 9-Nov-2011 09:42
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Hi - not sure if it's the reason, but on your phone in settings > messages there is a 'receive at' option. Make sure your phone number is in there. It could be that when your friend starts the message and the options pop up for your name maybe they are tapping on your email address (if it's in their contacts)....




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  #542985 9-Nov-2011 09:52
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i don't use it but look here: this will (should) solve your mystery

http://senseiphone.com/howto-activate-configure-imessage-ios-5-0921731/

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  #543004 9-Nov-2011 10:28
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fants: Hi all

I'm using iOS 5 on my 3GS and I've noticed when SMSing my friend who is on iOS 5 on a 4, that some times when he messages me I receive the message in my email??!!



Why does this occur and how can I stop it.



Thanks.


It is most likely to do with the CallerID setting. It's not documented well by Apple but I had problems getting my iMessages in sync between my iPhone and iPad but after changing the CallerID to the same email address on both it worked. If you just have an iPhone though you should be OK to keep it on your phone number, but if your friend sends to your email you'll still get the message anyway. There seems to be some inconsistencies after that as to whether it uses the email or phone number to send, I'm guessing it depends on if you're replying to a message or not. Think there a bit of room for improving how it handles this and hopefully Apple will update it in the future.



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  #543033 9-Nov-2011 11:27
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ClickNZ - Hi - not sure if it's the reason, but on your phone in settings > messages there is a 'receive at' option. Make sure your phone number is in there. It could be that when your friend starts the message and the options pop up for your name maybe they are tapping on your email address (if it's in their contacts)....


Tried this but it doesn't let me delete or switch off the email address that is selected (i think that it uses your email address from your itunes)

joker97 - i don't use it but look here: this will (should) solve your mystery 

http://senseiphone.com/howto-activate-configure-imessage-ios-5-0921731/ 


Thanks for the link... all it did was freeze my macbook :(


Teeps - It is most likely to do with the CallerID setting. It's not documented well by Apple but I had problems getting my iMessages in sync between my iPhone and iPad but after changing the CallerID to the same email address on both it worked. If you just have an iPhone though you should be OK to keep it on your phone number, but if your friend sends to your email you'll still get the message anyway. There seems to be some inconsistencies after that as to whether it uses the email or phone number to send, I'm guessing it depends on if you're replying to a message or not. Think there a bit of room for improving how it handles this and hopefully Apple will update it in the future.


The only problem with this is that i don't check my emails every couple of minutes to check for new messages.


Thanks for all the replies.... anymore suggestions?



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  #543040 9-Nov-2011 11:38
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Hi - odd that you don't seem to be able to add your phone number in the Messages settings. Perhaps you could ensure that your phone number is set as 'My Number' in the 'Phone' settings... and maybe check under the 'Mail, Contacts, calendar' setting to ensure that you've got your own contacts set up under the 'My Info' tab.
I'm not sure whether these will help, but worth a go...




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  #543042 9-Nov-2011 11:39
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fants: The only problem with this is that i don't check my emails every couple of minutes to check for new messages.


Sorry, I misunderstood you. You actually mean you get them as emails? Not an iMessage assigned to an email address?

If so, are you sure you're using iMessages and not SMS? are the messages you get from your friend that go to email ones with media attached (pictures etc)? If so sounds like he's sending them as MMS messages and you don't have MMS setup on your iPhone.

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  #543532 10-Nov-2011 10:22
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Hi teeps

I have my phone number setup as I do mms and also under messaging i have "when I message is unavailable send as SMS" selected. I think what maybe happening is when it can't be sent as a iMessage it's sending it to my email instead. Why? I don't know.



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  #545132 14-Nov-2011 13:04
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It has something to do with your phone number entered in the iPhone. Go to Settings-Phone and on top, do you see your phone number in My Number?

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  #545406 14-Nov-2011 23:02
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Yes it's there.

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