- February 19, 2019 at 1:55 pm
Here is a work around that will provide a shareable voicemail that will show the number of messages unlike the the BLF solution and does not require the creation of a second account on the phone.
Extension 401 – Front Desk 1
Extension 402 – Front Desk 2
Extension 450 – My “virtual” phone.
For both extensions 401 & 402 within the VitalPBX do not enable/create voicemail in the extension configuration.
For extension 450 enable voicemail and ensure to enable – “Generate Hit”
Go to the VitalPBX console or “putty” into it.
Login as – root
then type –
ln -s 450 401
ln -s 450 402
*** Now the phone***
I have a Yealink but I hope this helps non-Yealink users….
Web into the phone and set –
ACCOUNT – Advanced – Set the voice mail to the phone extension for example 401
For the physical email button on the phone go to
DSSKEY – Programmable Key – For the “message” set it to SpeedDial with the value vm_450
It tools a few minutes but the mail box 450 was checked and it showed the number of messages on both 401 and 402.