The text to email/email to text service allows you to conveniently send and receive emails using text messages instead of using your cellular data. The recipient will receive your text message as an email and their email response will be received as a text message, right on your device!

What is my mobile email address?

Your mobile email address is your 10-digit phone number @txt.shawmobile.ca

  • i.e. 4031234567@txt.shawmobile.ca

You get one email address per phone number.

Are there costs for using this service?

If your rate plan includes unlimited text within the Shaw network, no additional charges will be incurred for sending texts to use this service. Receiving email to text messages are free of charge (anywhere) however standard roaming rates apply for sending texts to use this service while travelling or outside of the Shaw network.

How do I activate and use the service?

  1. Open your messaging application (i.e. Google Messages, Apple Messages)
  2. Enter 4444 as the recipient of the message.
  3. Start each message with the email(s) of who you are sending it to.
    • If sending to multiple recipients use a semi-colon to separate the email addresses (i.e. email1@gmail.com;email2@gmail.com).
  4. Enter the message you wish to send right after the recipient's email address.
    • i.e. "email1@gmail.com Hey, how is everything going?"

How do I block an email address?

  1. Open your messaging application (i.e. Google Messages, Apple Messages)
  2. Enter 4444 as the recipient of the message.
  3. Start your message with Block, followed by the email(s) you wish to block (i.e. email1@gmail.com;email2@gmail.com).
    • i.e "Block email1@gmail.com"

How do I whitelist/unblock an email address?

  1. Open your messaging application (i.e. Google Messages, Apple Messages)
  2. Enter 4444 as the recipient of the message.
  3. Start your message with Unblock, followed by the email(s) you wish to block (i.e. email1@gmail.com;email2@gmail.com).
    • i.e "Unblock email1@gmail.com"

How do I deactivate the service?

  1. Open your messaging application (i.e. Google Messages, Apple Messages)
  2. Enter 4444 as the recipient of the message.
  3. Text Stop.

Note: This will delete your mailbox.


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