Users of mail.com can now choose to have emails read aloud in 11 languages thanks to cutting-edge speech synthesis integrated directly within the webmail client. The new Audio Webmail option is offered on mail.com Beta, available to all users.
With the introduction of Audio Webmail, mail.com offers an integrated web-based service that employs sophisticated speech synthesis to read out loud the contents of email messages. The service also lets users generate ‘podmail’ at the click of a button, i.e. convert an entire email message to an audio file for easy transfer to personal devices such as portable media players. mail.com is the first web-based email provider to offer such a service.
Audio Webmail works in 11 languages, including UK and US English, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch, with additional languages to be added in the future.
No downloads or software installs are required; the service works directly from the web browser and is therefore available on any computer, unlike add-on software for email clients.
The Audio Webmail feature is the result of a partnership between Outblaze, the global hosted email provider, and ReadSpeaker.