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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-22-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Extracting SMS Logs/Threads

Unfortunately I am on the back end of a pretty nasty divorce and need to extract a bunch of SMS messages my ex (aka Satan) sent me for use in court. Is there a way to do this? To date I have been taking each SMS and forwarding as an email to myself. This works but is a real pain when you are tyring to piece together the entire thread or conversation.


Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.


Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,267
Registered: ‎06-19-2008
My Device: AT&T BOLD OS

Re: Extracting SMS Logs/Threads

That is the best you can do without a court order.
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Guru I
Posts: 19,020
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Extracting SMS Logs/Threads

first solution : do all manually

second solution :
backup the SMS database, then on your PC, extract the contend of the IPD file. there is one tool among others that does that :

third solution :
there is a third part application for Blackberry that allows you to convert SMS into something else, but I don't remember.

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Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Extracting SMS Logs/Threads

Zandrex is right (as usual) ABC AMBER is a great program for this.

This won't help for the old ones, but if you need to dave the future ones as well, this conpany saves them on their server, and you can retrieve at an time.






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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-02-2012
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Telstra

Re: Extracting SMS Logs/Threads

MagicBerry IPD reader also reads BBB backups from which you can extract all SMS to a nice CMS file.