Can I setup and asterisk install using a Digium Wildcard as an endpoint and only use it for an answering machine. I know this sounds a little crazy and it’s total overkill, but I work with idiots, and my boss won’t pay to rewire the office (even if I do it). So I just want to setup an asterisk box to work as a voicemail for all 3 lines like a traditional answering machine does, without routing allof my calling through it. Does the topology need to be PSTN -> DAHDI -> ASTERISK - > PHONES or could it go to PSTN -> DAHDI AND PHONES and then have Asterisk setup as an end of line device like a phone. Will it still pick up the calls after a certain amount of time.
I’m basically trying to build a 3 line answering machine that will email the voicemails, I don’t need any other features.