IM and Voicemail

By Deane Barker on January 16, 2004

Asterisk Voicemail that reacts to my AIM status: Interesting article on how to use your AIM status to control your voicemail.

It occured to me that my computer already “knows” whether I’m in the office or not because my iChat status (aka my AOL Instant Messenger/AIM status, as they use the same IM network) is automatically set to “Away” if I’m idle, and “Available” when I return. As such, shouldn’t my voicemail be able to reflect this — i.e. not bother ringing my phone if I’m not in the office?