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Asterisk: The Future of Telephony by Leif Madsen, Jared Smith, Jim Van Meggelen

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VoiceMail() — Leaves a voicemail message in the specified mailbox

Synopsis

    VoiceMail([s|u|b]mailbox[@context][&mailbox[@context]][...])

Leaves voicemail for a given mailbox (must be configured in voicemail.conf).

If the mailbox is preceded by s, instructions for leaving the message will be skipped. If it is preceded by u, the “unavailable” message (/var/lib/asterisk/sounds/vm/exten/unavail) will be played, if it exists. If the mailbox is preceded by b, the busy message will be played (that is, busy instead of unavail).

If the caller presses 0 (zero) during the prompt, the call jumps to the o (lower-case letter o) extension in the current context.

If the caller presses * during the prompt, the call jumps to extension a in the current context. This is often used to send the caller to a personal assistant.

If the requested mailbox does not exist, and there exists a priority n+101 (where n is the current priority), that priority will be taken next.

When multiple mailboxes are specified, the unavailable or busy message will be taken from the first mailbox specified.

Returns -1 on error or mailbox not found, or if the user hangs up; otherwise, returns 0.

    ; send caller to unavailable voicemail for mailbox 123
    exten => 123,1,VoiceMail(u123)

See Also

VoiceMailMain(), voicemail.conf

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