Text messages coming in as email addresses

kennetht

    Lately I have been receiving text messages from friends as email addresses.

     

    For example, a friend of mine (who I have their contact information saved in my Google account) texted me and it came up as *********@tmomail.net instead of as his name that I have him saved as in my Google contacts.

     

    This has been happening for many of my friends.  I can not make sense of this, and have no idea why it is doing this.  Has anyone else experienced this?  And if so, is there a fix?

     

    Even when I go to his name in my contacts on my phone, and then compose a new message to him, and send it, it then appears in my messages app as the email address, and not his name.  So weird...

     

     

    ***edited personal info Mike C.***

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