Listen to Exchange email with Speaking Email

Q: Does it work with Exchange or Outlook?

A: Yes! If you use Outlook in an enterprise environment you are probably using Exchange server (don't be confused with "" - that is Microsoft's new name for Hotmail and is not the same at all). 

We use ActiveSync to connect to Exchange server, which is the same protocol as your iPhone or Android mail uses. If you connect to your mail on your phone already, check your phone mail settings, which will show if you are connecting to Exchange. It will also show your server name and username.

Your server name should be just the host and domain name (eg

Your username will be either:

  • your full email address (and leave domain blank)
  • OR a username (eg mnelson) and domain (eg bewebnetwork)

If you are having trouble connecting, Microsoft has a tool which helps you check if you have the right credentials. To use the tool, select "ActiveSync" (the default option). You can use this tool to check your connection:

If it passes the checks and you can't connect to Speaking Email, copy the detailed report and send it to us at (it doesn't contain any private details).

What is Speaking Email CarPlay?

An app for iPhone and Apple CarPlay 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 the CarPlay interface controls. It works Office 365 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 between appointments.

What if I don't have CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email for iPhone and Android for anyone who doesn't have CarPlay.

Is is free?

Yes it is free to download and you can do a lot with the free version. Free features: 

  • Email text-to-speech (TTS) with smart content detection (this is awesome, you will be blown away!)
  • CarPlay buttons next/prev, archive, flag, delete

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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