Which extensions have enabled a Temporary Greeting?

So far, I can see how many temporary greetings are currently recorded in the voicemail system. What I can’t figure out is which extensions have them.

Any ideas?

You can create yourself a user manager user and give yourself access to voicemail for all extensions then you can see all that in UCP.

However there’s definitely a better way, wait for the more experienced contributors.


If you select a user extension on the right side pan in voicemail admin you can actually see if they have a temporary greeting.

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Thanks for the suggestion! That process, while it works, is going to be too manual for what I’m hoping to try and accomplish.

My goal is to either light up a key on the users’ phone, or send an e-mail to remind those with a temp greeting that its still enabled.

But first I need to figure out how to extract this data without having to manually check each extension through the GUI.

Maybe add


in voicemail.conf, Ref:-

tempgreetwarn yes , no Setting this to yes will warn the mailbox owner that she has a temporary greeting set. This can be a useful reminder when people return from trips or vacations.


Good call! I checked and it is set to ‘yes’ already.
My problem is that I have voice messages e-mailed to users, therefore they rarely log into their mailbox.

If that is set, then I woulod parse the issue of (from bash)

 ls -l /var/spool/asterisk/voicemail/*/*/temp*

Oh, cool! That tracks down the extensions in a hurry. Thanks!

For now I will manage these manually. Down the road I think I want to be able to remind users that a temp greeting is active on their voicemail.

A quicky one liner for cron-job to get you going for a standard deployment

for i in $(ls /var/spool/asterisk/voicemail/default/*/temp.wav|cut -d ‘/’ -f7);
do EMAIL="$(grep $i /etc/asterisk/voicemail.conf|cut -d ‘,’ -f3)";
echo “echo ‘Body of email’|mail -s ‘You are playing a voicemail temporary message’ $EMAIL”;

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Thank you very much for your help @dicko!

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