Where archived emails go

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Q: I have archived an email by mistake - how can I get it back?


Archived emails can always be retrieved. There are two ways:
1. If you realise just after you archive it, swipe back, tap again and you will see the "archive" button highlighted. Just tap it again to undo. 
2. If it's a bit later, go into your regular mail program, for example Gmail, Outlook, or your webmail. The location of your archived mail is different for gmail that other mail servers. 

Go to Gmail in your browser and go into the folder called "all mail" and you will see everything including archived emails. Or you can search in gmail.
Archived email will be moved to a folder called "archive". This will either be  a built in folder that already exists or Speaking Email will create it as a personal folder. 

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!)

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