Very strange that this is happening to you as well, ngrovhou. Let's get to the bottom of this. Does this happen when you use iMessage or SMS messages? Here's how you can tell the difference. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207006 Does this happen with other contacts?
Is there a way to stop these messages? this is beyond annoying get messages every other week and I don’t want to hear anything about blocking each number etc..I need this to be handled immediately or I will be contacting the media.
This has been happening to me for months and I can't found anyone, at verizon or otherwise to fix it. Maybe switching carriers will help!
We would certainly hate for you to change carriers, especially when we do not know the root cause. What model device do you have, and is this happening with all picture messages from all senders?
I FIGURED THIS OUT - at least for me, and hopefully for everyone else.
Today my brother started to get my text messages as emails - like everyone in this thread.
I discovered he had accidentally texted me using my email address instead of my phone number. You can do that. From that point on, my replies to his messages from that text thread all appeared to him as emails with a *.txt attachment file.
To fix it: I just texted him using his phone number and he replied. New thread! All happy again. Text msgs are text messages. No email. If you have this problem, just tell the other person to text you in a new thread using your phone #. Depending on their message app, it may choose your email instead if the person just types your name instead of manually entering your phone # - so make sure they manually enter your #.
Why the Verizon techs didn't figure this out 4 pages ago?? I dunno.
This worked for me. I have no idea how I changed any setting for the one person this was happening for.
These phones are so complicated that the professional techs working for major companies don't understand a good deal of what's going on.