1. first of all, install mobilemail.app to your iPoT.. (its an iPhone app if you didnt know) Use this guide if you're having trouble- http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1659&highlight=mail.app PROPS to michaelchan0427 for the info. 2. once it is installed and working properly without crashes, open up mail.app. 3. set up your existing mail account so mail.app will receive that email's messages. i strongly suggest you create a new email address on one of the listed providers devoted just for texting, so you dont have to repeatedly cycle through your regular mail. 4.once your account is set up, configure any additional settings to how you want them through the iPoT's main springboard Settings>Mail>........ 5. for the person's cell phone you want to send the messages to, you will need to add the persons 10 digit number, followed by @ and the wireless provider's extension. (these are the wireless carrier's extensions.)-- T-Mobile: phonenumber@[B]tmomail.net[/B] Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@[B]vmobl.com[/B] Cingular: phonenumber@[B]cingularme.com[/B] Sprint: phonenumber@[B]messaging.sprintpcs.com[/B] Verizon: phonenumber@[B]vtext.com[/B] Nextel: phonenumber@[B]messaging.nextel.com [/B] your provider not listed? check here. http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details props to IANOREO for the site. 6. send the message, and/or add that person as a contact, so you won't have to keep entering it in. DONE! when the person gets the text, they will be able to respond to it and their message will be sent right to your email, which THEN will go right to mail.app ! CAUTION: keep in mind most cell phone users are charged for incoming and outgoing sms messages. rates vary from carrier to carrier. look them up to find out the costs.