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Sms app that allows me to create folders and rules for messages to deliver to?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by dorlow, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
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    I have a ton of different sms messages constantly being sent to me for different reasons. It would be really nice if I could have these messages land in an inbox and, like outlook, if a rule applies to the message, auto move that message to a folder. I'd also like the ability to be able to alert me differently for different types of messages. Any apps like this?

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Different alerts for different senders is a common feature, but different "types" of messages I've never heard of. How would you define the types (have something that scans for keywords or phrases, I assume)?

    You can find email apps that do that type of thing, but that's because they route the email through their servers and analyse the messages (one reason I will never install an app that advertises such a feature). SMS are delivered direct from phone network to phone with no intermediary, so you'd either need to scan on-device or export the messages elsewhere (which is a massive privacy fail). In principle on-device scanning and classification could be done, but I've never seen it advertised.
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  3. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
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    This is for alerts I'm sending to myself from a windows server to my phone via text. I get a ton of texts just telling me it's still online or that queues are getting high. It would be nice if I could have a rule that said if the system is completely down, leave it in the main folder. Butit periodically sends me heartbeat messages so I knwk its all good. I don't need to be notified every time I get one of those and I'd rather them not flood my text inbox.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Maybe it's something you could devise with Tasker or MacroDroid? That can parse and sort messages based on the keywords or strings in them.

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