Listen to email handsfree - Australian road rules on mobile phones and driving
In Australia mobile phones must either be operated entirely hands-free or placed in a commercially-manufactured cradle if you want to place a call, or use the phone as a navigation or other aid. An email reader is not really an aid so we recommend Speaking Email be used in a hands-free manner in Australia.
See more info on the Australian road rules regarding mobile phones.
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There are a couple of settings and preferences you may like to switch on if for best handsfree usage.
- Preference - Read next email automatically (already on by default)
- Preference - Finish when reply detected (this skips to the next email when the end of the email is reached, including the start of a reply or forward thread or an email signature)
- Account Setting - Play unplayed emails first (this means it will not read out the same email again ever - it will read out new emails or any emails you have not previously listened to)
- Account Setting - Mark as Read when speaking (you may wish to turn this on to mark any emails you've listened to as "read" on your mail server - many people like to have them still unread when they get to their desk but its up to you)