Asterisk voicemail

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-15
Ubuntu 11.04, Asterisk 1.8
I am 'meddling with things I don't understand', I know, but…I'm trying to get Asterisk to send out emails for voicemail notifications, (I don't care about mp3 attachments), the voicemail.conf is ok, but the email's not going out.
I simply ran an 'apt-get install sendmail', but I can't find out what configuration needs to be done for the mail server? (and) How does asterisk know which mail server/credentials to use? I can't see it in any docs anywhere.
Question by:Silas2
    1 Comment
    LVL 36

    Accepted Solution

    Asterisk will just talk directly to the local sendmail program so it does not need credentials. Normally the only thing you need to configure in sendmail is the smart-host which is the mail server sendmail should relay all mail through. If you don't configure it then it will try sending mail directly to the final recipient which may get caught by spam filters.
    If you look in the /var/log/maillog file (or similar as I don't use Ubuntu) at around the time the voicemail was left you should see what happened to the email.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    The point of this post is to give you a copy/paste installation solution to setting up Asterisk 1.6 on Ubuntu 9.04 (or similar) server. # Setup the system apt-get install subversion apt-get install make apt-get install linux-source kernel-p…
    I recently purchased a Bluetooth headset called the Music Jogger (model BSH10). The control buttons on it look like this: One of my goals is to use it as the microphone and speakers for Skype calls. In that respect, it works well. However, I …
    Hi everyone! This is Experts Exchange customer support.  This quick video will show you how to change your primary email address.  If you have any questions, then please Write a Comment below!
    Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

    779 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now