Microsoft Outlook Office 365 email - voice commands and dictation using Speaking Email for speech-to-text and text-to-speech

Q: How can I set up Outlook email to read out loud?

A: Speaking Email (a Microsoft App Partner) lets you listen to your Outlook email and use your voice to archive, mark as read, flag, delete, file to a folder, reply, or forward. Even compose new emails and send them all via Office 365 servers. Simple voice commands let you up your own important and ignored senders to prioritise what is read out. 

You can now have your Microsoft Outlook Office 365 email read out loud (spoken to you) using your phone's text-to-speech capability and Speaking Email's secure connection to Outlook mail on Office 365. 

Speaking Email is a cut down email client with simple to use voice commands designed to be safe to use while driving. Speaking Email supports Microsoft Outlook on our iPhone and Android apps.

Action emails with your voice, just by speaking commands such as “mark as read”, “archive”, “next“, “forward” or “reply”. All actions are synced to your Outlook mailbox on Office 365 exchange online. Speaking Email supports all the latest Microsoft security protocols including MFA, Authenticator, Intune, OAuth, ActiveSync, and Microsoft Graph API. 

Dictate reply and forward email messages using speech-to-text dictation.

Speaking Email is the only app that lets you listen to your Outlook email using speech to text, intelligently extracting speakable content from each email to read out loud to you. As well as interact by voice command with your email keeping your Outlook inbox in sync. And enable dictation of replies through text to speech, with your replies and forwarded messages visible in your Sent Items folder of Outlook Online / Office 365. 

Speaking Email makes Outlook mail not only available anywhere but actionable through the modality of speech, so you can do email without even looking, opening up other places and times for email, with our most popular use case being driving.  

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What is Speaking Email?

An app for iPhone and Android that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag, reply, or forward. It can be completely by voice command, or use the large on-screen buttons or full screen touch gestures.

Who is it for?

People with blindness or visual impairment. People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.

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