Archive for November 30th, 2012

Techie Tip of the Week: Forwarding Voicemail Messages as Email

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Hey Stanford users! Did you know that you can have your voicemail messages automatically sent to your email?

Here’s how:

  1. In a web browser, go to
  2. After authenticating, enter your 10-digit phone number and your voicemail password (note: NOT your SUNet ID password).
  3. In the navigation menu, click Options.
  4. In the User Preferences menu, click Forward to Email.
  5. In the View User Parameters window, click Edit.
  6. Check the box Forward All Mails Enabled.
  7. To keep a copy of the voicemail in the voicemail system, check the Keep a copy box. This will mean that you can still retrieve voicemail via the phone system. To ONLY access voicemail via email, uncheck the Keep a copy box.
  8. Uncheck the Do not Forward Automatic Message box. If your mailbox contents reach 80% of the quota, the system will send you a notification message. When you get this message, you will need to delete some messages. If your mailbox reaches 100% of its message quota, it will not accept new messages. Leaving this box selected means you will NOT receive system-generated messages such as quota alerts.
  9. In the Forward to Email Addresses box, enter the email address(es) where you want to receive your voicemail. If using multiple addresses, separate them by a comma.
  10. Click Update to save, or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving.

You will now begin receiving new voicemail messages via email.