How to fix Exchange ActiveSync disabled account

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Q: What can I do if my account is disabled in for ActiveSync?

A: If Speaking Email says your account is disabled for ActiveSync, you will need to see your Exchange system administrator. 


If you are managing the mail server, you will need to look for the setting to enable ActiveSync either on an individual account or a wider group. The screenshot below shows where this setting is in Office 365.



Or you can look in the Office Admin Center under Users:



If you have multi factor authentication (MFA) turned on, you will need to use a one time "app password" for Speaking Email - see these instructions from Microsoft.


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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