This article provides the instructions on how to send text messages from your email.

1. Open Outlook.

2. Click Email.

3. Enter the recipient’s cell phone number in the To: field. Make sure to use their ten-digit cell phone number, followed by the @ symbol.

4. After the @ symbol, add the recipient’s cell phone carrier. See below for a list of cell phone carriers and their matching addresses.

  • Sprint:
  • AT&T:
  • Qwest:
  • T-Mobile:
  • Verizon:
  • Virgin:
  • Nextel:
  • Alltel:
  • Metro:
  • Powertel:
  • Boost:
  • Suncom:
  • Tracfone:
  • S. Cellular:

5. Type your message in the body of the email.

NOTE: Keep your message short.

6. Click Send. Your email will now show up as a text on the recipient’s cell phone.