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[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Harel Cohen
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 8:06 PM
I have few installations out there based on 1.6.1 or above.
I’m trying to play different voice mail messages based on certain
criteria’s. For example, I want during office hours to play (in short): “we
are not available to take your call, please leave a message”, during
off-hours and weekends I would play: “we are closed, our opening hours
xx:xx-yy:yy, please leave a message or send a fax or send an email” and
during holidays I would play: “we are closed due to holiday, please leave a
message, fax, blab la” etc.
I’ve tried to configure context for each case and set the directoryintro in
each such context however the Asterisk was always looking for vm-intro and
it was always looking for it in /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/en/.
Is it possible to select different vm message based on certain conditions?
I know I can play file with Playback() and then play empty vm-intro and I
can also mess around with renaming files using System() however I was hoping
there is a straight forward way rather than work-around.
As you are aware, the default behaviour of the Voicemail application is that
you are either (s) silent with/without playback for custom message (b) play
busy message or (u) unavailable. My “clean workaround” for you would be to
set up 3 mailboxes. Box 1 would be your “normal business hours” mailbox.
Box 2 would be “after hours” and box 3 “holidays”. Then you just use normal
time functions to set which mailbox you hit and voila, you have 6 sets of
messages. You could set up forwarding on boxes 2 and 3 to dump back to box
1 so you get your 6 message and 1 box.