Fritz!Box: How to setup email notifications on new voice message

How to setup email notifications on new voice message

Log in to your Fritz!Box

In your Internet browser, go to the address

Alternative solution: The following Fritz!Box IP addresses can also be entered: the default IP address: and the emergency IP address:

Setting up the push service

In order for your Fritz!Box to be able to send emails, you must set up the push service.

Select the menu item System and then Push Service

Click the tab Absender

  • Activate the option Push Service aktiv
  • Add your email address in the input E-Mail Adresse.
  • Add your password in the input Kennwort.
  • Add your email address username in the input E-Mail-Benutzername.
  • Add you SMTP server address in the input SMTP-Server.
Setting up the answering machine.

Selet the menu item Telefonie und then Anrufbeanworter

Activate the option Nachrichten aufnehmen

Activate the option Nachrichten per E-Mail versenden and add your [username]​@​audio2textemail​.com email in the input Versenden an die E-Mail Addresse

All set! You'll never miss a voice message again.

Now you won't forget any more answering machine messages.

In addition, if you miss a call, you can also forward your mobile phone to the landline number of your Fritzbox and thus bundle the use of your answering machine.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is transcription process?
Each audio file is tested, transcoded, and then transcribed using the Whisper model from the OpenAI API.
How long does it take to get a transcript?
The processing time for your transcript will depend on the length of the audio file. Typically, shorter voice messages can be transcribed quickly using OpenAI speech-to-text API.
What are the maximum file size for transcription?
Note that our transcription service has a file size limit of 20 MB.
What is the maximum duration you can transcribe?

We currently have a file size limit of 20MB. Given that most voice messages are encoded with a constant bitrate and a single channel (mono, no stereo), we can calculate the maximum duration of a file using the following equation:

Duration ( seconds ) = File Size ( bits ) Bitrate ( bits/second )

Applying this equation to our 20MB limit and a bitrate of 64 kbps (commonly used by the iPhone recorder app), we arrive at a maximum duration of approximately 43 minutes and 41 seconds. To easily calculate durations for different file sizes and bitrates, you can use our audio duration calculator.

Do I need to transform the audio before sending it to my email address?
No, this is not necessary. will automatically transcode your audio file upon receipt into the format expected by the OpenAI API.
Can ChatGPT transcribe audio to text?
Yes, ChatGPT can transcribe audio to text, but there are more specialized AI models specifically designed for this task, such as Whisper. Whisper is a state-of-the-art transcription tool that offers higher accuracy and efficiency in converting audio to text. If you're looking for the best results in audio transcription, Whisper is the ideal choice.
Why transcription over email?
Our email-based automatic transcription service is designed to break down barriers and provide universal access to voice message transcription. By leveraging email as our input and delivery method, we're making it easy to automate and integrate with existing platforms. Since email is an established communication method, it's likely to persist, offering longevity.