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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Tom Elliott, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Tom Elliott

    Tom Elliott Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I am new and I hope I am not repeating an existing issue. I have searched and did not find. I am using Textra app and now all of a sudden, every time I send or receive a text I also receive an email with the same message. Can anyone help me with this issue? I'ts really annoying. I have have searched through the app settings and cannot see where to turn this feature off.

  2. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    Have you used any other 3rd party texting apps that you registered your email with?

    Textra has never asked fory email so I have a hard time believing it is something on their end.
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  3. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    When you receive the email with the text, who is it from?
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  4. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I do NOT think that Textra is guilty, have you installed any other apps recently, on or about the time this issue occurred?

    I am looking thru the entire menu structure and there is NO option to do that.

    A Tasking type macro app can do that, have you installed Tasker or MacroDroid or other macro app?
  5. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    I don't think it's Textra either. That's why I asked where the email came from?
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    on the email, look at the "header info" and it will display where the email originated from.

    In Yahoo email, it is under "More...." "View Full Header"
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It might not be a SMS app, it could possibly be a backup app. For example, SMS Backup+ is a message backup app that will automatically back up all your messages to your GMail account. By default it copies them directly to a special folder, but you could misconfigure it to copy to your inbox, which would then give you an email notification for every SMS you send or receive.

    Given the number of Textra users who are not reporting this, and that the app has no setting related to it, I also very much doubt that it's anything to do with that app.
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  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Did you have to give an email address to an app?

    I have one app that demanded and email address, and sure enough, I get begging letters from them at least once a week. I used an email especially for spam and have the mail deleted. They have no opt-out unless you register, which allows them to pester in other ways.

    BTW - I had trouble with Textra working consistantly on an Oppo Find 7. Chomp wouldn't work, either.
    I tried Textra on the Moto X Pure running MM, and it was futzy there, too, but Chomp is working.

    With the Oppo, it could have been Color OS, who knows with the Moto.
  9. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    on the subject of email addresses:

    I always use bogus email addresses for any vendor or request that is not a Personal Contact.
    In Yahoo, they allow me an unlimited number of "Throw away" email addresses,
    all of them have the same prefix with a '-' mark and then there is a blank you fill in.

    That blank is named for the vendor, they also provide a Notes Box so you can later correlate the offending email address to what it was used for. IF spam starts showing up,

    as ^^^ said above, then you just delete that address and move on with life.
  10. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Since I bought the damn app from Play Store when it first came out a couple of years ago, I had to use some variant of the handle I do use. I knew spam would show up as soon as the Society's name got put on all the apps.

    There was no choice - either you filled in an email addy, or no app would install even if you had bought it previously.

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