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Is there an email provider that supports sending text messages to a phone # and will send you an email from it? Does it also support (image) attachments (say i see a funny ad on the subway, can i take a picture send send it)?

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Do you want to send an SMS that triggers an email to be sent to yourself? – codingbadger Feb 14 '11 at 11:02
@Barry: I want a friend to send text/images to me from a cell phone. Typically people use their cell number@provider.com but my mobile phone provider doesnt offer this service. – acidzombie24 Feb 14 '11 at 11:23

Google Voice supports this. You can have Voice forward text messages in Gmail or to another email address. Go to Settings -> Voice Settings -> Voicemail and Text tab, and you should see something like this:

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and there is a box after that to input any email address you want. I believe you can even reply to the SMS messages via email.

However, Google Voice does not support multimedia/image messaging, at least yet.

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This might be not you are asking about, but it might solve your problem: use some e-mail to sms getaway service. There are many of them and they are very easy to find.

Personally, I'm using smsmail.ru, as it is in Russia, where I am too.

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