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Email Lookup via Phone

Call your machine, have it read you an email
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So I'm at the store, and I'm trying to remember what I'm supposed to bring to a friend's Canada Day party. Now, if I were clever, I would have my mail stored on an IMAP server, so I could access it it through my phone's web service. But I don't have an IMAP server. And have you tried using a WAP/HDML application? So, I'd like to call a number, which transcribes a query: "party at brad's saturday", searches the email folder for a likely match, and reads the email back to me.
whump, Jul 02 2002

Yahoo! Email by phone http://phone.yahoo....=3&.refer=yhomemore
Baked if you have a yahoo.com address. You can pull mail from your other POP accounts too. [waugsqueke, Jul 02 2002]

Voice-Based Email http://www.channel4...y.jsp?news_id=14951
[link courtesy theircompetitor] [DrCurry, Jul 25 2006]


       This is certainly technically possible, but not baked yet as far as I know.
8th of 7, Jul 02 2002

       Could be an adjunct to those live pager services, where people answer a phone number & pretend you have an office, meanwhile paging you. They could have your emails routed to them (or echoed to them) senabling them to offer an extra service. Very bakable. Wonder how much they wd charge to be a live spam filter?
pfperry, Jul 02 2002

       If you were clever, you would remember what you're supposed to bring in the first place.
DrCurry, Jul 02 2002

       DrCurry: "Clever" and "Organised" are not synonymous ....
8th of 7, Jul 02 2002

       If you were clever, you'd call your friend.
phoenix, Jul 03 2002

       very baked... several phone and email companies already do this.
Crazy Bastard, Jul 03 2002

       Email text to speech, yes. Automated searching in a person's e-mail, not really.
jutta, May 31 2004

       I guess we al have Palms and Blackberries now, but voice technology has caught up to this, for your car if not your telephone (see link).
DrCurry, Jul 25 2006

       That link is scary, DrC. I can think of nothing worse than being able to receive emails whilst driving.
wagster, Jul 25 2006


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