How to edit the email that Asterisk sends out when a voicema

Is there a way to edit the email that Asterisk sends out when a voicemail is left? I would like to shorten it up instead of having that whole paragraph. The reason is that I have several customers that send their voicemail notices to their Verizon Wireless phones which have a 150 character limit in their text messages.

Here is an example:


Dear (User):

Just wanted to let you know you were just left a 0:15 long message (number 1) in mailbox 603 from (number), on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 02:00:05 PM so you might want to check it when you get a chance. Thanks!



New Voicemail

Message (number 1)
Mailbox 603
0:15 Long
From: (number)
(Day), (Month) (Date), (Year) at (Time) (am or pm)

it is in /etc/asterisk/

I’ve searched my entire harddrive but cannot find the file?
there are not *.inc files inside /etc/asterisk/ only the *.conf files

where is the template for the email being set?


Hi Its in voicemail.conf

I think some of the gui’s put it in a included file.


Its not in the voicemail.conf, there are no includes in the file.

other suggestions?


It’s in voicemail.conf.

You want to change the parameters of emailsubject, and emailbody.

Click here for more info. … email.conf