I need a phone answering machine that will forward my messages via email
December 11, 2003 5:31 AM Subscribe
I need a phone answering machine that will forward my messages via email. If the email connection is down, it will have a way to play the messages mechanically like a normal answering machine (blinking red light, press play to hear messages). Other than building one from a Linux box, and not paying a monthly fee to a service, is there a commercial solution box available?
posted by stbalbach to computers & internet (9 answers total)
Clarify the first sentence. It will record the incoming message, digitize into .wav or somthing then send out via email through an ethernet port using SMTP across the Internet. If the network connection is down (can't reach the remote SMTP server) it will store locally for playback.