How to set up your email in Speaking Email

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Q: I can't figure out how to get it to connect to my emails

A: You need to get your email settings, which you can find in your Settings in your phone or on your computer (eg in Outlook).


First thing is what kind of email server is it?

- Exchange (eg work email in corporate network, using ActiveSync for mobile connections, typically you would have Outlook email program on your desktop computer)
- Gmail
- Hotmail/Outlook.com (eg Telstra, note: this is not the same as Outlook email program)
- Yahoo! Mail (eg Xtra)
- iCloud 
- Other IMAP/POP (choose IMAP if possible)
- Lotus Notes (not supported, unless your server also supports IMAP)


If you are unsure which server type you have, choose the "Other" option. Try typing in your email and password and see if it works - we can automatically detect many common email providers. If not you will need your IMAP server name.


Note that some features are not supported on some email platforms. Exchange does not support replies. POP does not sync archived and flagged emails back to the server.

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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