How to check text messages online from my phone

Updated February 21, 2017

Text messaging has become an indispensable tool for communicating. It's simpler and more convenient than calling and more direct than sending an e-mail. However, for those times when you've forgotten your phone at home, or even lost it, wouldn't it be great to be able to check text messages online? Well an easy-to-use service allows you to do just that.

Choose an online text messaging service. This service will allow you to sync all of your contacts and store, receive and send text messages online. It cost £3 a month as of February 2010.

Register for an account. You will simply need to provide a username and password, along with a payment method.

Install the software by going to the website provided to you from your registration in your mobile phone's browser. The site will automatically determine a compatible version of the application for your phone. Download the program and follow the instructions for installation.

Sync the software to your phone by opening the application in the main menu and clicking on "Sync." There will be a progress indicator, and after successfully syncing it will say "Sync done" on your mobile phone. This will synchronise all your contacts, SMS messages and other phone data to the website so you can access it there.

Enable e-mail access to your SMS by going to the "SMS via POP3" tab in your "Profile" menu. In your mail client, such as Outlook or Gmail, put in "" as the POP (Incoming) server. You will need to provide a username and password. Your text messages will now automatically be sent to your e-mail address as well, where you can access them online either from your phone's Web browser or from your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Online text message service
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About the Author

Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.