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Q: How do I sign in with AOL Mail?
A: You can now use your regular AOL password with Speaking Email. We have been approved by Yahoo/AOL to provide direct AOL Sign In. This means we don't see your password, but only an encrypted token given by Yahoo servers, which makes this connection very secure.
This also works for mail providers that use AOL, such as Verizon.
You no longer need to set up the "app password" on the AOL website, which was the previous method of connecting (which AOL has discontinued).
Speaking Email uses IMAP to connect to AOL, which is the industry standard. IMAP has a secure mode, which Speaking Email uses, meaning all data including your security token is encrypted over the network.
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!)