Getting through Promotional Emails

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Q: Is there a way to have the app mark Promotional Emails as read as it goes through them?

A: Even though there is a 'skip promotions' feature, I find it best not to use “skip promotions” and instead double tap when they appear so they are cleaned out of my inbox.

I also use “ignore sender”, but again that doesn’t mark as done. Other people might not be after an inbox clean but more an email scan so it would be useful for their case.

If you do switch on "mark as read when speaking" (under Account Settings), it will 'mark as read' every email as it goes past including promotional emails that it skips.

See also "It is skipping too much or not enough"

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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