Voicemail Basics?


#1

I have read the voip wiki about voicemail and voicemailman
voip-info.org/tiki-index.php … 0Voicemail
voip-info.org/tiki-index.php … 20Dialplan
But I am still strugeling with the basics. Is there a voicmail
howto somewhere?

How would I configure that when a call has not
been answered after 5 ringings it goes to the voicemail?

How can I remotly configure from a phone that the calls are going
to the voicemail form now on?
How would I cancel it again from the phone?

How do I connect to Voicemailmain from a phone to liste to the voicemail?
How to do the exention what to press on the phone?


#2

First you will need to edit voiicemail.conf

something like
[context]
271 => 271,Phone1, extension 271 password 271
272 => 272,phone2,
273 => 273,phone3,

Then in your extenions.conf

[context]
exten => s,1,Answer
exten => s,2,Dial(service/Someone,15);; Dials extensions and rings for certain amount of time
exten => s,3, Voicemail(271) Go to voicemail 271

you will also need
exten => 8500,1,VoiceMailMain
Now when you Dial 8500 you will get the main menu and itw will ask for extensions and password


#3

thanks a lot. Thats helps big time.


#4

[quote]How would I configure that when a call has not
been answered after 5 ringings it goes to the voicemail?[/quote]

Depending on your telco, 5 rings will be about 25 seconds. Your dialplan should look something like this:

; if you are using 1.2 beta
[default]
exten => 271,1,Dial(SIP/MyHardPhone,25)
exten => 271,2,VoiceMail(271,u)

; if you are using 1.0.x
[default]
exten => 271,1,Dial(SIP/MyHardPhone,25)
exten => 271,2,VoiceMail(u271)

The ‘u’ in the VoiceMail arguments selects the unavailable message, which is what I believe you want. Other codes you can see in the Wiki.

Depending on your phone, there may be a voicemail button which can be programmed. Check the Wiki at http://www.voip-info.org/ for details on your phone’s configuration.

As far as setting this up in extensions.conf, you could do the following:

[default]
exten => 8500,1,VoiceMailMain(${CALLERIDNUM}@default)

This will auto-connect to the correct mailbox, assuming that voicemail.conf is properly configured. Or, you could leave out the argument to VoiceMailMain, as in rusty’s post, above, and it will prompt for the mailbox number.


#5

[quote=“netsuvi”]How do I connect to Voicemailmain from a phone to liste to the voicemail?
How to do the exention what to press on the phone?[/quote]
Have a look at the sample extensions.conf that came with your asterisk installation. You’ll see there’s an extension for voicemail. You just dial that extension and you’re in the voicemail system.


#6

Thank you all. All I have you asked for is now working.
Another newbee question:

How would I get rid of all the folders?

“new messages” and “old messages” is enough for me. I don’t need work and family,…


#7

ok this might be it

The boxes are in the source code (1.2beta1), in file app_voicemail.c - hard coded as I showed above. If you “press 2 to change folders,” and then select 0-9, it will auto-create the folder as I listed above, with 0 being INBOX and 9 being Cust5.

from
forums.digium.com/viewtopic.php?t=1318