SMS with TBird?

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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 4:18 pm

Used Tbird to send text from my laptop to an iphone. The text was received in full on the iphone but when a text response was sent from the iphone to my laptop I got the usual alert in the message notification window but the text window was blank. The sender confirmed that he sent a brief text in response. Does Tbird require an add-on or particular setting to received sms?

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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 6:32 pm

open the message source (ctrl+U) is the SMS text in there anywhere?
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What kind of god would allow that?


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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 6:57 pm

I recently received what I suspect was a SMS sent from a iPhone. It showed up as a email message with a blank message body. That was due to the Content-Type: header being set to multipart/mixed; type="application/smil"; and the actual plain text message being stored in an attachment (which was also not visible). The From: address was the phone number with a domain

All of the SMS add-ons that I'm aware of are for sending SMS messages, not receiving them.

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Post Posted May 20th, 2017, 6:01 am

ctrl + u did it. Thank you all for your help.

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