Temporarily disabling voicemail recordings (but not greetings)

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If you are using the “silent” option of voicemail (b – busy, u –
unavailable, s – silent) you could set up a context to play the “normal
silent” message, then goodbye.

[normal-voicemail]

Exten => start,1,playback(unavail-msg)

Exten => start,n,voicemail(${ARG1}@default)

Exten => start,n,playback(vm-goodbye)

Exten => start,n,hangup()

[full-voicemail]

Exten => start,1,playback(unavail-msg)

Exten => start,n,playback(vm-goodbye)

Exten => start,n,hangup()

From: asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com
[mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Olivier
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 5:15 AM
To: Asterisk Users Mailing List – Non-Commercial Discussion
Subject: [asterisk-users] Temporarily disabling voicemail recordings (but
not greetings)

Hi,

Googling, I couldn’t find any answer the question bellow:

Let say a user is out for several days and doesn’t want to have te reply to
a tons of unimportant voicemails when (s)he returns.
Is it possible for him (her) to disable/enable its voice mailbox capabilty
to record voicemails and still play recorded greetings.

I thought I would find this feature within voicemail menu (see
http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+cmd+VoiceMailMain).
Just in case I overlooked something, I prefer asking here.

Regards

2 thoughts on - Temporarily disabling voicemail recordings (but not greetings)

  • Completely irrelevant, but I always thought of ‘s’ in the Voicemail()
    application as “skip intstructions”, not “silent”. Sorry, just one of
    those things that made me go hmmm. 🙂

  • Hopefully not like too many people here, I tend to remember crap I read off
    of google/voip-info.com/nerdvittles more than the actual Asterisk
    books/pdf’s/instructions. I read the “silent” somewhere and it stuck above
    the “skip instructions” (but it’s actually the same net effect in this
    case).

    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Warren Selby
    Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 9:40 AM
    (but not greetings)

    If you are using the “silent” option of voicemail (b – busy, u –
    unavailable, s – silent) you could set up a context to play the “normal
    silent” message, then goodbye.

    Completely irrelevant, but I always thought of ‘s’ in the Voicemail()
    application as “skip intstructions”, not “silent”. Sorry, just one of those
    things that made me go hmmm. 🙂