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vboxmail - script to send notification of new voice message


vboxmail messagename callername callerid mail-to-address


vboxmail is used by vboxgetty to send notification of a new voice message via email. It is not meant to be called directly by any user.

You can make local modifications to this script by copying it from /usr/sbin/vboxmail to /etc/isdn/vboxmail, and editing the copy there.

Note that there is an enhanced version of this script available as /usr/share/doc/isdnvboxserver/vboxmail.enhanced . To use it, copy it to /etc/isdn/vboxmail . This enhanced version will send the recorded message as a MIME attachment in the email notification. If lame or xingmp3enc are installed in /usr/local/bin, then the message will be converted to MP3 format; otherwise, it will be sent as a WAV file. For this to work, you also need the following packages installed:
mime-construct sox
and of course an MP3 encoder if you want MP3 format. Note that the MP3 format will only be 50% smaller (instead of the 90% you might otherwise expect), because of the relatively bad sound quality to begin with (8kHz sampling, mono). If you want to use another MP3 encoder than lame or xingmp3enc, you'll have to make patches to the script. I'll be happy to implement your changes. Send them as a wishlist bug report on isdnvboxserver.


vboxgetty(8), vboxgetty.conf(5)


This manual page was written by Paul Slootman <>, for Debian GNU/Linux and isdn4linux.

1998/11/17 ISDN 4 Linux 3.25