How to Change Voice Mail Greetings in Trixbox

The default Voicemail greeting is fine but it is rather bland and quite boring.  No doubt some user would like to change the standard greeting to something more personal and meaningful. 

To do so is pretty simple.  Here are the steps: 

  1. Use your existing extension and dial *97

  2. You will be asked for your password (if you have entered one)

  3. When the Voicemail IVR starts, press 0

  4. You will then be given the choice what type of message you want to record.

  5. Choose the appropriate message you want to record.

  6. Record your message “Thank you for calling,  I am either busy or on the phone.”

  7. Review your message

  8. Re-record if you want to or if you are happy with the message, choose the option to save.

 That’s all folks!!!


If you want to replace the recorded files with your’s replace the files: greet.wav or/and busy.wav or/and unavail.wav in /var/spool/asterisk/voicemail/default/xxxx/ (where xxxx your extension number).


If you need to resample them:

sox -w -s -c 1 original.wav -r 8000 -c 1 resampled.wav