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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I sent my friend a text (from a non Mac device.) She got it in iMessages on her iPhone. When she hit reply, it got routed to the iMessages that was open on my home Mac. And not a text back. Which was inconvenient since I don't have iMessages on my phone. We checked and she does have both my phone # and email in her contact list which is how this happened. Apple was being "smart" and sending it to iMessages. Obviously, I need to sign out of iMessages on the Mac when I'm not home so this doesn't happen again.

Are there any ways to force messages to go to text (or email) instead of iMessages? Logically, I would expect that if I send a text, I get a text back.


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It gets better. Even if I'm logged out of jabber and iMessages is completely shut down, Mac OS X is popping up a message with the text.
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As I have to pay extra for every text message, I'm glad it defaults to the free transport. Perhaps that's why it routes that way if possible?


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Bear Bibeault wrote:As I have to pay extra for every text message, I'm glad it defaults to the free transport. Perhaps that's why it routes that way if possible?

I guess. But "free transport" is on a different device. One that isn't with me so less than useful.

I'm going to need to remember to email or call folks on an iPhone.

I pay for texts too. I use 1234567890@vtext.com to sent texts as emails. So I'm really expecting a reply by email converted from a text.
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Since signing out of Messages or event turning off my home internet didn't work, I tried remove my apple id from messages and just leave gmail. The first test, the message "disappeared." (my friend might have gotten an error and not noticed). The second test, my friend got a message the reply couldn't be sent as an iMessage and rolled back. I thought the problem was resolved at this point.

This morning my friend got a message that she can't text or iMessage me. That's better than me not knowing a messages is sitting there, but less than ideal. If I text someone on a non-iPhone, it goes as a text and come back as a text.
 
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