You can set when you would like to send callers to your voicemail. For example, you may want to send all calls to voicemail when you know you’re going to be out of the office and not taking phone calls.

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Go to https://settings.webex.com and select Webex Calling.

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From the calling user portal, click Voicemail.

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Click Voicemail Settings.

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Choose when to have your voicemail active:

  • Always
  • When Busy

     

    Incoming calls will not be directed to voicemail when call waiting is enabled.

  • When No Answer
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Click Save.

Example

Want to see how it's done? Watch this video demonstration on how to set when you would like to send callers to your voicemail.

You can choose where you would like to store your voicemail and fax messages—in the calling user portal or to a specified email address as a .tiff file.

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Go to https://settings.webex.com and select Webex Calling.

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From the calling user portal, click Voicemail.

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Click Voicemail Settings.

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Next to Message Storage, use the drop-down menu to select where you want to store your messages:

  • Use System Mailbox
  • Use External Mailbox—With this option, enter the email address to send your voicemail and fax messages. If you choose this option, voicemail and fax messages are no longer available in the Calling User Portal.

 

This option may be unavailable if voicemail forwarding is disabled.

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Enable the message waiting indicator for your desk phone by checking the box next to Use phone message waiting indicator on your Cisco IP Phone.

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Click Save.

Example

Want to see how it's done? Watch this video demonstration on how to choose where you would like to store your voicemail and fax messages.

What to do next


If your location has voicemail transcription enabled, the option Use System Mailbox and Attach new voicemail messages and send via email must be selected for you to receive voicemail transcriptions. For help, see: Voicemail transcription settings.

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Go to https://settings.webex.com and select Webex Calling.

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From the calling user portal, click Voicemail.

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Click Voicemail Settings.

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Toggle on Notifications.

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To receive text message notifications, select Notify me via text message when new voicemail messages are received.

If this option is selected, enter the phone number and service provider.

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To receive email notifications, select Notify me via email when new voicemail messages are received.

If this option is selected, enter the email address to send notifications to.

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To send to an email address with the message attached, check the box next to Attach new voicemail messages and send via email.

If this option is selected, enter the email address to send the notifications and attached messages to.


 

This option may be unavailable if voicemail forwarding is disabled.

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Click Save.

Example

Want to see how it's done? Watch this video demonstration on how to enable your voicemail notificaitons.

What to do next


If your location has voicemail transcription enabled, the option Use System Mailbox and Attach new voicemail messages and send via email must be selected for you to receive voicemail transcriptions. For help, see: Voicemail transcription settings.

Before you begin

With voicemail transcription, the user receives an email with the voicemail transcription in the body of the email and .WAV file as a voicemail attachment.


The administrator must enable voicemail transcription for your location.

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Go to https://settings.webex.com and select Webex Calling.

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In the Calling User Portal, click Voicemail.

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Click Voicemail Settings.

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Next to Message Storage, use the drop-down list to select Use System Mailbox.

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Toggle on Notifications.

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Check the box next to Attach new voicemail messages and send via email and enter the email address to send notifications to.


 

This option may be unavailable if voicemail forwarding is disabled.

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Click Save.

You can use the following diagram as a helpful visual of email notification for voicemail transcription:

You can allow callers to press 0 and be transferred to another phone number, of your choosing, when they reach your voicemail greeting.


If this feature is enabled, be sure to record your voicemail greeting with the appropriate guidance for the caller. For example, “To reach my assistant, press 0.”

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Go to https://settings.webex.com and select Webex Calling.

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From the calling user portal, click Voicemail.

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Click Voicemail Settings.

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Toggle on Press '0' to transfer to.

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Enter the phone number or extension where you would like calls to be transferred.

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Click Save.

Example

Want to see how it's done? Watch this video demonstration on how to allow callers to transfer from your voicemail greeting.

Your voicemail greeting is the message your callers hear when they reach your voicemail. There are two types of voicemail greetings - Busy and No Answer. The Busy greeting is played when you are on another call and do not have call waiting, and the No Answer greeting is played when you do not answer the call.

You can set up and manage your voicemail greetings in the Calling User Portal.

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Go to https://settings.webex.com and select Webex Calling.

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From the calling user portal, click Voicemail.

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Click Voicemail Settings.

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Scroll to Greetings.

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Set the number of rings you'd like callers to hear before they hear your voicemail greeting.

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Choose your busy greeting from the drop-down menu next to If busy use greeting from:

  • System—This plays the system default greeting.
  • Personal—If this option is selected, choose the file to upload.

     

    Greetings can be recorded by dialing the Voice Portal (pressing the message button on your IP phone) and entering the Voice Portal password.

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Choose your no-answer greeting from the drop-down menu next to If unanswered use greeting from:

  • System—This plays the system default greeting.
  • Personal—If this option is selected, choose the file to upload.

     

    Greetings can be recorded by dialing the Voice Portal (pressing the message button on your IP phone) and entering the Voice Portal password.

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Click Save.

Example

Want to see how it's done? Watch this video demonstration on how to set up your voicemail greetings.