Monthly Archives: May 2013

FreePBX How to send voicemail to email.

In FreePBX or any other PBX / Phone system, a commonly requested task is the ability to send voicemails to emails. While this won’t transcribe your voicemail to emails for you, it will send them to email. Simply go to

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FreePBX – Voicemails aren’t sending to Emails

We encountered a problem on our Asterisk/FreePBX system where voicemail emails weren’t being delivered. After digging around in the logs, I found errors resembling this: ( /var/log/maillog ) Apr 25 13:03:35 localhost postfix/smtp[27048]: 8788E1A0B8C0: to=,[]:587, delay=1.4, delays=0.03/0.02/1.4/0, dsn=5.7.1, status=bounced

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Solved: Beginning of IVR Message Cut off

Problem: When calling an inbound line, the first part of the message is chopped off. Answer: When using IVR’s in FreePBX, cutoff messages rarely happen, because it configures the dialplan to leave a bit of silence at the beginning of

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iSymphony Running Slow, failing to update, crashing.

Occasionally when using an asterisk based freepbx installation with iSymphony, you will run into problems as you grow your business and dialplan. We will discuss one such hypothetical problem, as we do here: Suppose you had reps and managers complaining

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FreePBX Can’t Make Calls with PRI? Try this

If you’re just starting out and anxious to get your shiny new pbx working, you will want to be up and live as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. These initial ‘getting running’ problems can

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