Summary:ASTERISK-18761: Create a new hint type for voicemail boxes
Reporter:Wolfgang Pichler (wuwu)Labels:
Date Opened:2011-10-27 23:17:37Date Closed:2011-11-03 10:06:05
Versions:Feature Tracker Frequency of
Description:It would be nice to be able to track the status of a voicemail box with using a custom hint type - as alike with meetme hints

So you could create a hint like
exten => 999,hint,Voicemail:999@default

and be able to watch the status of the voicemail box

no unread messages=IDLE
unread messages=INUSE
new message arriving currently=RINGING

Why should someone need this...

Simple to be able to watch more than one mailbox on a desk phone - or to be able to configure a blf button for voicemail - with voicemail indication directly on the button.
Comments:By: Leif Madsen (lmadsen) 2011-11-03 10:05:48.720-0500

Features requests are no longer submitted to or accepted through the issue tracker. Features requests are openly discussed on the mailing lists [1] and Asterisk IRC channels and made note of by Bug Marshals.

[1] http://www.asterisk.org/support/mailing-lists

I do agree this would be a neat feature to have, unfortunately we can't have feature requests on the bug tracker without submitted code.

By: Leif Madsen (lmadsen) 2011-11-03 10:13:07.174-0500

Actually, I think you could already fake this with Custom hints.

Define a Custom hint, then change the status when a voicemail is left using something like 'externnotify=' in voicemail.conf to trigger a script that would update the hint from the AMI.

There may be cleaner ways of going about it, but it doesn't seem impossible to do right now.