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Does anybody know a way to create a rule in Gmail to forward emails from a specific contact or email address?

If so, is there a way to forward to SMS?

I've tried playing around with the filtering but this needs a global forwarding address?

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  • I guess you cant
    – bumble_bee_tuna
    Apr 18, 2012 at 19:57
  • a) You asked this in the wrong forum. b) It has been just 2 hours. Some people wait for days.
    – dnbrv
    Apr 18, 2012 at 20:35
  • @dnbrv I'm used to SO flow where you get an answer in 15 seconds lol sorry
    – bumble_bee_tuna
    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:05
  • @iglvzx: I've flagged it for migration a few hours ago. It's strange it's taking mods so long to do it.
    – dnbrv
    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:37
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    @bumble_bee_tuna: Not everything on SO gets answered so quickly.
    – dnbrv
    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:37

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Setup a filter that is from:sender's@domain.com that forwards to an address you've added in. Almost every phone carrier offers a free email → SMS converting with your plan.

  • T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
  • Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com
  • Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com
  • Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Verizon: phonenumber@vzwpix.com
  • Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com

Where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number.

SMS Address Source.

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  • this will work fine i am using it now:)
    – VENKI
    Apr 21, 2012 at 14:16
  • The problem I've run into with this is Gmail sends a verification email to the address in question. In the case of Verizon, the email is too long and the verification number doesn't get through.
    – snekse
    Feb 4, 2013 at 17:46
  • Found the answer. bit.ly/11K1r3D Forward to the MMS address instead. For example, number@vzwpix.com == MMS on Verizon
    – snekse
    Feb 4, 2013 at 17:53
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There are several services available online that will convert e-mails to SMS (usually for a small fee).

Gmail allows you to add a forwarding address, as long as you can verify that you own the account by clicking the link in the verification mail. Once added, you can create a filter that will forward only selected e-mails, such as only e-mails coming from a specific address.

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  • Yeah I know how to set up basic forwarding and also to sms email from gmail ... I was wondering of there was a slick way to do it on a per contact basis ...
    – bumble_bee_tuna
    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:06

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