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Backup SMS To Email Free with SMS Backups

Briam from Mobilearchiving let us know that they just released a free application called SMS Backups. The application allows you to back up your entire SMS conversation including incoming and outgoing messages with contact name and number.  You can pick up  a free copy of the application by going to .

Description from the developers:
ScreenHunter_15 Feb. 03 19.05 The app is called SMS Backups and it forwards SMS text messages to email such as Gmail, an Exchange account, etc. The great advantage of doing so is that you’ve got a backup of your SMS text messages, and its easy to search SMS in Gmail or Outlook!
SMS Backups is pretty unique. Although there are a couple of other applications which forward sms to email they:
1) only forward incoming text messages. SMS Backups forwards both incoming and outgoing SMS text messages – so you get a backup of the whole chats you had with people, not just the received messages
2) SMS Backups lets you add labels to the email copy so its easy to file into the appropriate folder via Outlook’s rules, Gmail filters etc
3) the other apps only put in the mobile number in the email – but who remember numbers? SMS Backups adds the contact info to the email subject so you have both the number and the contact’s name making it easy to search for and filter SMS text messages.
You can find the SMS Backups at – it’s a free download. Runs on all Blackberrys running OS 4.2 and later.

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  1. the links aren’t working.

  2. Thanks should be working now

  3. I’ve installed, rebooted my BlackBerry, went into the app and set my email address… NOW WHAT?

    I see nothing on how to use this. There are no new entries on my menu’s. I open a new, or saved SMS and when I press the menu key, there are no “Archvie” or Backup” options.

    There is nothing within the program to do.

    There are not even any instructions on how to use the app on the site.

  4. Hi Robby,

    There is nothing else to do! Once you’ve set the email and set the labels, just save the settings and you’re done. SMSBackups will automatically forward your incoming and outgoing SMS text messages to the email address configured. Its all done automatically.

    From your email client you can then set rules or filters to file the email messages based on the labels or the contact details set in the subject.

    Brian Azzopardi

  5. I wish it archived like 3jam threaded sms app. I’ve been trying to find a replacement for that for EVER. With it you selected a conversation thread and could send it to email, rather than 6000 emails & one for each sms. What are the odds of implementing a backup whole conversation to email option, so it sends one larger email? I would pay top $$$ for it…..


  6. I made an email filter to clean up my inbox. Now my messages are archived instantly.

    Matches: subject:([SMS Sent])
    Do this: Skip Inbox

    Matches: subject:([SMS Received])
    Do this: Skip Inbox

  7. The filters in email would be fine if it wouldn’t clutter email box on phone when it sends a TON of emails. :-/ sorry I really like the application, but I can hardly justify all the difficulty and strings attached when I send ~20k text a month. I wish Rim would release API….DOH!

  8. It doesn’t seem to work on my 8900 OS5.0. It only sends out the email periodically, not every single sms. As of today i have received 7 sms, but so far non get forwarded to the email…

  9. Great app. I was using MessageForward, but it didn’t grab the sent message, which is something I wanted.

    The one feature that would make this a killer app is the ability to specify which mail account the messages get sent FROM…otherwise, I think this will be sticking around for a while 🙂

    • Hi Eric,

      We’re glad you find SMS Backups useful! We’ve been following the comments here and we will be looking at implementing them – I can assure you that the ability to choose the mail account to send from has been much requested so its at the top of the list.

      Brian Azzopardi

      • I’m finding this app works well for awhile and then stops and I don’t notice it for weeks until I go back to look for a text! It looks like when I reboot the device it might not automatically start? Do I need to start it every time? Or is there something else going on. I just realized it sent the last archive on Mar 18, now it’s April 1st! Otherwise it does what I need (except be able to get to old texts, like the ones that I didn’t archive between March 18th and April 1st.

  10. HI! I have tons of txt msgs in my berry and I need to save them somewhere else because I am changing my berry. How can I do that backup?

  11. Love the collection on this site. Visit this site almost everyday, have it in my favorites. For all the readers would like to share a SMS site. Feel it will be useful to you.

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