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Tell Asterisk to poll mailboxes for a change


Normally, MWI indicators are only sent when Asterisk itself changes a mailbox. With external programs that modify the content of a mailbox from outside the application, an option exists called pollmailboxes that will cause voicemail to continually scan all mailboxes on a system for changes. This can cause a large amount of load on a system. This command allows external applications to signal when a particular mailbox has changed, thus permitting external applications to modify mailboxes and MWI to work without introducing considerable CPU load.

If Context is not specified, all mailboxes on the system will be polled for changes. If Context is specified, but Mailbox is omitted, then all mailboxes within Context will be polled. Otherwise, only a single mailbox will be polled for changes.


Action: VoicemailRefresh
ActionID: <value>
Context: <value>
Mailbox: <value>
  • ActionID - ActionID for this transaction. Will be returned.
  • Context
  • Mailbox

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Import Version

This documentation was imported from Asterisk Version SVN-branch-12-r404568

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