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Q: Why is it sending from firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Emails sent from Speaking Email may have a 'sender' of email@example.com with 'reply-to' address of your email address.
For accounts using Gmail, Microsoft 365 Direct, or Exchange ActiveSync, all email is sent from your email address via your mail provider using provider-specific protocols (Gmail API, Office 365 API or ActiveSync commands). You will also see all sent emails appearing in your Sent Items folder.
For all other account types, we send using SMTP, the standard internet protocol for sending email.
Some mail servers will allow third party apps such as Speaking Email to send email, but others do not allow this. So we send email using our own mail server.
We have found sending from our own mail server using our own address firstname.lastname@example.org (rather than asking your mail server to send on your behalf) generally provides better sender authority, as we can digitally sign mail using DKIM and provide authority using SPF. This makes it less likely to be marked as spam, but depending on your mail system and content of your email, this is not a guarantee. We are improving our sending deliverablity all the time, and you can help us by sending us examples of any emails that have been incorrectly marked as spam - see this FAQ to find out how.
Update May 2023: Yahoo and AOL now allow us to send via their mail servers, so the sender will be your email address.
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 - using voice commands or on-screen buttons. It works with Microsoft 365 (aka Office, Outlook) and Gmail email accounts, as well as most other providers including any standard IMAP server.
Who is it for?
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 to work. People with blindness, vision problems, or other disabilities who cannot see or type and want to be able to hear, reply to, and compose emails by voice.
Does it work on Apple CarPlay?
See our other product Speaking Email CarPlay if you have CarPlay.
Is is free?
Yes it is free to download the basic edition. Free features:
- Email text-to-speech (TTS) with smart content detection (this is awesome, you will be blown away!)
- On-screen buttons for basic actions next/prev, archive, flag
Do I have to upgrade?
Nope, but you can upgrade for:
- Multiple accounts
- Attachment reading
- Voice commands (you will love this!)
- Dictation - reply/forward/compose (you will love this even more!)