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I am currently wanting to turn iMessage off, for unsaid reasons, but I want to read the messages people send me. They don't have iPhones, so iMessage is the best bet.

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Only iPhone have iMessage, so if you said no one have iPhone, I don't think they can send you a iMessage.

After you turn iMessage back on, you won't be able to get those message back.

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Actually you can disable iMessage and people won't even be able anymore to send iMessages towards that specific account. –  Rob May 26 at 15:48

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