Email notification by VoIP. Was: Re: Om2008.8: execute script on incoming call

Ole Kliemann ole-om-community-2008 at
Thu Aug 28 19:03:59 CEST 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 03:29:32PM +0100, Joseph Reeves wrote:
> 2008/8/28 Ole Kliemann <ole-om-community-2008 at>:
> > I have VoIP for telephony at home and asterisk running on my server. A
> > script on the server checks my email. If it finds new mail it calls the
> > FR. The FR does not accept the connection, instead it connects to the
> > internet and gets the email. It does not cost anything as no phone
> > connection is established. And I have immediate notification on new
> > mail.
> We have a Asterisk/FreePBX combination at work. My account is setup to
> email me any voicemails I receive as wav files. I can't help but think
> that an IMAP client on the phone would be an easier solution to the
> one you've proposed.

I think it depends on the amount of mail and what you want to do. I
thought of it as a kind of MMS replacement. The ability to send larger
messages with possible multimedia content and having immediate

If you have some friends who are willing to use a system like that, then
message can be passed with notification within this group for a very low
price. I pay 24euro-ct/MB and only for every started 10kb. On the other
hand the amount of messages passing through this system will be low. 

AFAIK to have immediate notification with IMAP you have to either keep a
connection open or check for new mails in intervals. Both will cause
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