Voice Mail - Creating Groups
You can create your own message groups. Each group you create has a number or name. If you send a message to the group, the message is sent to all group members.
There are two types of groups. If you create a private group, only you can send messages to it. If you create an open group, other subscribers can also send messages to the group. You can send messages to your own private groups and to any open group.
Named groups or numbered groups
Your system will use either named groups or numbered groups. You create named groups by using letters on your telephone to spell the group's name. You create numbered groups by entering a three-digit group number.
Record a group name
You must record a name for the group. The system plays the group's recorded name whenever you leave a group message, so that you know you have the correct group.
The recorded name should match the spelled name you give your message group. Avoid giving your group the same name as another open group.
- Use a wildcard number (typically 0 or 1) to search for named or numbered groups.
- Avoid using the wildcard number when you create your group's spelled name or number.
To create a group
- Enter 2 for No until asked "Access setup options?" Enter 1 for Yes.
- Enter 2 until asked "Change your groups?" Enter 1.
- Enter 1 when asked to create a new group.
- For numbered groups, enter a three-digit group number. For named groups, enter the first three letters of the group's name.
- Record a name for the group. Enter * when you are finished, if you are using a touchtone telephone.
- Enter 1 to make the group an open group or 2 to make it a private group.
- Add members to the group. You can add them by name or extension number.
- Enter * when you are finished adding members, if you are using a touchtone telephone.
- Enter 1 to leave a message for this group now. Otherwise, enter 2.