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Stay productive on the go with Read My Emails on Outlook for mobile devices

Author: Malcolm Plested, boxxe's Pre-Sales Solutions Architect
Posted:  10 June 2024
Category:  Blog

Stay ahead: Effortlessly manage your emails on Outlook mobile

Are you always on the go and find it hard to keep up with your emails? Read My Emails on Outlook for mobile devices is a feature that can help you stay productive and up to date with your inbox. The feature is available to everyone who using Outlook on their mobile phone so there are no minimum licence requirements.

Multitask effortlessly:  Listen on the go

Multitasking has never been easier. By leveraging Read My Emails, you can listen to your messages while focusing on other activities, optimising your time and boosting your productivity. No more sacrificing productivity for staying updated on your inbox – now you can do both simultaneously.

Prioritise with precision:  Focus on what matters most

But that's not all – Read My Emails goes beyond mere convenience. Cortana intelligently prioritises your emails, ensuring that you hear the most important ones first. Say goodbye to sifting through countless messages to find what matters most; Cortana does the heavy lifting for you, allowing you to concentrate on what truly requires your attention.

Take immediate action:  Hands-free Email management

Moreover, Read My Emails empowers you to take immediate action on your messages. With simple voice commands, you can effortlessly reply to emails, archive them for later reference, or flag them for follow-up, all while keeping your hands free and your focus intact. It's like having a personal assistant at your beck and call, streamlining your email management process like never before.

Tailored to your preferences:  Customise your experience

Customisation is key, and Read My Emails offers ample flexibility to tailor the feature to your preferences. Choose which email accounts to include, adjust the reading speed to match your pace, and designate specific times when you want Cortana to assist you. With this level of customisation, you can ensure that Read My Emails seamlessly integrates into your workflow, enhancing your efficiency without adding complexity.

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Tailored to your preferences:  Customise your experience

Here is how to set it up:

To configure the Read My Emails feature on Outlook for mobile devices, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Outlook app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen.

  3. Scroll down and select the "Settings" option.

  4. Scroll down to the "Mail" section and tap on "Read Aloud".

  5. Toggle the "Read Aloud" switch to the "On" position.

  6. Customise the settings to your preference, such as choosing the voice and reading speed.

  7. Once you have finished customising the settings, tap on the back arrow to save your changes.

Now, when you open an email, you can tap on the "Play" button at the bottom of the screen to have the email read out loud to you. You can also use voice commands to control the playback, such as "Pause", "Resume", and "Next".

Take control of your inbox!

In summary, Read My Emails by Cortana is more than just a convenient feature – it's a game-changer for anyone looking to optimise their email management experience.

Say goodbye to email overload and hello to a more streamlined, productive workflow with Cortana's assistance. Try Read My Emails today and take control of your inbox like never before.

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