You can SMS directly to an email address and the carrier will forward it to the indicated phone. I believe that I was just sending the message in the subject line without a message body, but I forget. The limit for an SMS message is 150 characters, which probably works with most email systems as a subject.
Some people, when well-known sources tell them that fire will burn them, don't put their hands in the fire.
Some people, being skeptical, will put their hands in the fire, get burned, and learn not to put their hands in the fire.
And some people, believing that they know better than well-known sources, will claim it's a lie, put their hands in the fire, and continue to scream it's a lie even as their hands burn down to charred stumps.