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Asterisk PBX Comedian Mail Change Audio Greetings

Asterisk PBX Comedian Mail Change Audio Greetings

Change the default Asterisk “Comedian Mail” Greetings to your own customized greeting. Comedian Mail Greeting is heard when someone dials *97 or *98 from their IP Phones or Softphones. To changed the greetings, follow the below procedure.

  • Record a Greeting like “Welcome to XYZ Organization Voicemail. Please enter the Extension Number”
  • Save the File in .GSM Format and name the file to vm-login.gsm
  • Record another Greeting like “Please enter your Password”.
  • Save the File in .GSM Format and name the file to vm-password.gsm
  • Download FTP Client Application like “Filezilla”
  • Install the application and Launch the application once installed
  • Host > Enter the IP Address of the Asterisk PBX
  • Username > Enter as “root”
  • Password > Enter root password
  • Port > 22
  • Click on Connect
  • Navigate to > /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/en
  • Export vm-password.gsm and vm-login.gsm using FTP Application in your Desktop by creating a folder called “Backup”
  • Now upload the above recorded vm-login.gsm and vm-password.gsm using FTP Application in the same directory i.e., /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/en and overwrite the files
  • Now make a test call to *97 or *98 and you will hear the new Customized Greetings.
Hope this helps!!

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