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Old 08-15-2008, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an interesting one:

Is there a way to determine what address an SMS was sent TO when it appears on my phone? For example, you can send an SMS to [email address], [email address], and other addresses and get the SMS to the same device.

The reason I ask is, I signed up for SMS notification of breaking news on a network's website, and every email address I can think of that gets to my phone comes back with an error that I haven't signed up for alerts.

So, how do I know what method the network used to get the alerts to me?
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why not just use the phone number? You don't need an address for SMS.
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You're missing the point; I've already done it. Now I want to UNDO it, and I can't undo it without providing the email address I subscribed with. This isn't an SMS I'm trying to send, it's a news alert I've signed up for with an unknown email address that sends an SMS to my phone.

So the question still stands: is it possible to see what path an SMS took to get to you?
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Try forwarding it to your email as an MMS and see what the headers say that it originally came from.
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You're missing the point; I've already done it. Now I want to UNDO it, and I can't undo it without providing the email address I subscribed with. This isn't an SMS I'm trying to send, it's a news alert I've signed up for with an unknown email address that sends an SMS to my phone.

So the question still stands: is it possible to see what path an SMS took to get to you?
You're right. I did miss the point.

It's probably a service that ignores requests to unsubscribe. :/

Anyway, your carrier should be able to tell you what the valid address(es) is (are) for one of their numbers.
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It's Fox News - they've been fine with unsubscribing when I provide a valid email address.

But I like the MMS approach - I had tried just forwarding it along, and no headers showed up. But maybe with MMS they will. I'll give that a shot once some other news-worthy item appears, like Britney Spears has been spotted still alive (hence the desire for the unsubscribe
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You're missing the point; I've already done it. Now I want to UNDO it, and I can't undo it without providing the email address I subscribed with. This isn't an SMS I'm trying to send, it's a news alert I've signed up for with an unknown email address that sends an SMS to my phone.

So the question still stands: is it possible to see what path an SMS took to get to you?
It depends on how long you've been with AT&T. As you may know, they were AT&T, then Cingular and now at&t... and with those changes come a plethora of 'email addresses' for your phone... these are the ones that I remember... good luck. (I don't believe there is a way to identify it from any SMS that you have received...

[email address]
[email address]
[email address]
[email address]
[email address]
[email address]
[email address]
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Might I suggest that they actually want a real email address. while you may have signed up by SMS, did you supply them an email address also?
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