Relay ME, SMS via Email

*** Note ***
Relay ME is free and open-source now. Read more about it in our new blog post:

Relay ME forwards your texts, as they arrive, to the email address of your choice. If you upgrade, you can reply to texts from within your email inbox. Forwarding is always free, free of charge and advertisement, forever.

This app is developed with security and privacy in mind. Your texts only travel through the email gateway of your own, not through an intermediary server. However, the catch is, you need to provide your own email gateway, be it a free GMail account or another SMTP/IMAP supporting account (Yahoo, Live, or your own server). We don't get to see your texts. In addition to that, replies work as long as your phone is up and connected to Internet. It means if your phone sleeps, your replies will be affected.

*** Before downloading ***
Take a moment to visit our wiki at to know how it works. Don't get disappointed by what it isn't supposed to do.
Please also note that we can't provide individual technical support, however we are happy to refund your purchases if you are not happy with it.

For example, it doesn't backup/copy your texts, it works on new messages as they arrive and doesn't deal with the old texts. It does require an Internet connection for forwarding texts and it uses your phone's messaging capabilities for replies, so you will be charged for your replies by your operator. And yes, it needs your phone to be ON!

*** Why BYO gateway? ****
By providing your own gateway, you take full control of where your texts go. No need to worry about risking your privacy, when a random server is hacked and your texts are exposed. Read more about this here:

*** Security/Privacy ***
Unlike many other similar applications, your texts go directly to the email server and no intermediary is involved in handling them. Emails are also sent through a safe and secure SMTP connection to your email server (and polled via a secure IMAP connection). Relay ME never asks for any confidential information, including your password.

*** Disclaimer ***
By downloading this application, you agree to the disclaimer at
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What's New

Announcing Relay ME is open-source.
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Additional Information

May 1, 2017
Current Version
Requires Android
2.3.3 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
U 61, 1-3 Cherry St, Warrawee, NSW 2074, Australia
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