The only way to send/receive texts on-line with Verizon is by using the Vtext system:
For texts that are sent/received through the normal text messaging system (i.e., via your phone), you cannot see text content on-line, but your text logs are available through your on-line MyVerizon account.
hi tiki its meeee!! loll we really are not crazy!! hahah You just said vtext!! why would an email come from #@vzwpix as an attachment, with only " text" in the message, and not come from vtext in a normal text message or from an email that is used for picture messaging???
Apparently if the message is over 160 characters, it arrives as an attachment. I gather that it's specific to iPhones. Here's a thread about it: