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So in some cases I receive an email that I would like to know about immediately. Regardless of whether or not my phone has email abilities, SMS messages coming to my mobile are much more in your face.

Therefore I am looking for a way to have emails matching some filter in gmail automatically sent to mobile device via SMS. Does not need to be the entire message, subject line would suffice.

Any suggestions on this? I am fairly certain this is not possible through gmail, perhaps I could setup a mailserver on one of my linux boxes to periodically check for said email and push to sms via @provider.com.

If relevant at all, I am running an iPhone 3G on Tmobile but also have a blackberry at my disposal.

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Create a filter to match your conditions and have the forward the mail to <number>@<provider> or use an Email to SMS gateway. Voting to move this to Web apps –  Sathya Oct 6 '10 at 14:00

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Most carriers have free email to sms gateway (standard sms charges apply) meaning you can send an email, which the carrier will convert to sms and send to the phone number.

With this as the case, you can just create an email rule within gmail to forward an email based on your filter rule, and the forward to email would be based on the number/carrier.

Not sure how out of date This website is, so you might have to find a new format to do it, but it is still very possible and easy. I set my gmail to forward an email to me as an sms on ATT.

From the website above the format of the email would be:

T-Mobile: [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net Example: 1234567890@tmomail.net

A quick google search for "forward email to sms" will yield plenty of results.

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Spot on mate, appreciate the answer. So trivial I should have realized I could just setup a forward, silly but thanks again. –  Chris Oct 6 '10 at 14:41
one more note, I filter by a specific to address: <my address>+phone@gmail.com You can add +<anything> to your address. Just a fun tip. –  Dan Williams Oct 7 '10 at 18:11

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