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Does anyone have a super simple cookbook describing the steps to
integrate Mail into an Asterisk Dial Plan.
I have googled but have a lot of choppy results. I am running RH and
Asterisk 1.8


7 thoughts on - Mail Integration

  • Postal mail… heh… nice 🙂

    Not sure if this is an asterisk issue at all. After setting the trivial
    options in voicemail.conf, it’s really just SMTP and relaying from there.

    I think this pretty much explains the whole thing:

    ; You can override the default program to send e-mail if you wish, too
    ;mailcmd=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t


    ; Each mailbox is listed in the form
    ; if the e-mail is specified, a message will be sent when a message is
    ; received, to the given mailbox.

    Do you have a specific problem (MTA error message, something being
    denied etc) or is this a general question about voicemail.conf?


  • On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 03:59:49PM +0100,
    href=””> wrote:

    Note: normally there’s no need to change that. Decent mailers such as
    postfix tend to provide /usr/sbin/sendmail of their own. Anyway, just
    use postfix (or sendmail, or exim, if that’s the default of your

    It does not actually have to listen on port 25. It only needs to relay
    all the mail to a separate mail server. In postfix that is normally done
    by adding the following in

    relayhost = [mx-host]

    where ‘mx-host’ is the host name or IP address of the exchange server.

    However, if you want to have Asterisk use a mailbox on the exchange
    server (and allow it to manipulate them), use the link given before for
    imap integration. It is a more complex setup, though.

    And specifically: are you able to send a mail from the command-line?

    echo “Testing, 123” | mail -s “subject of test message” EMAIL

    where EMAIL stands for one of the email addresses you used in
    voicemail.conf .