1. anon(10700196)'s Avatar
    When sending someone an iMessage, via their email address OR mobile number, it will often show 'Delivered'.

    Say one is sending an iMessage to an email address, and the device they have that email address registered with, is off, will it still say 'delivered'? Wondering if the status (delivered, failed, etcetera), is cloud based, versus actual device/hardware.

    Earlier this week, I sent a message to an old email address that I had for someone. Trying to confirm if it is even legit, or active.

    Hence, my question...
    11-05-2020 07:59 AM
  2. Mars20's Avatar
    Whether or not someone’s device is on or off doesn’t affect receipt of an iMessage. It depends on whether the device is set to receive emails for that particular address.
    11-05-2020 08:12 AM
  3. anon(10700196)'s Avatar
    Understood. So, are you saying 'delivered' is merely confirming that the message was delivered to the email address or mobile number (and not so much the device itself)? Hence, it is really a sort of 'cloud' confirmation that the message was delivered.

    Whether or not someone’s device is on or off doesn’t affect receipt of an iMessage. It depends on whether the device is set to receive emails for that particular address.
    11-05-2020 08:18 AM
  4. Ed7789's Avatar
    A device’s connection status will be taken into account.

    That’s what enables automatic fallback to MMS and SMS messaging if a message can’t be delivered in a timely fashion.
    anon(10700196) and aximtreo like this.
    11-05-2020 09:05 AM

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