Recording Your Personal Greetings
You can store two different personal greetings in your voice mailbox: a primary and
an alternate. You can then select which greeting you want played when a caller
reaches your voice mailbox. Because the purpose of this greeting is to tell callers why
they have reached your voice mailbox, you should include the following information:
• Whether or not you are in the office and where you can be reached
• When you will be returning calls
• For callers who do not wish to leave a message, how to exit voice mail (press
to return to the operator)
The following are some sample greetings to help you plan your message:
• Primary Greeting: Hello, this is __________. I am either on another line or
away from my desk and cannot take your call at this time. If you need to speak to
someone immediately, please dial zero now. Otherwise, please leave a detailed
message, and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.
• Alternate Greeting: Hello, this is __________. I will be away from the office
from day/date until day/date. If you need to speak to someone immediately,
please dial zero now. Otherwise, please leave a detailed message, and I will
return your call when I return. Thank you.
To change your personal greeting:
Access your mailbox as described on
Do one of the following:
If you pressed
If you pressed
then do one of the following:
to select the Personal Options Menu.
to record/change your personal greeting.
to record and/or enable your primary greeting.
to record and/or enable your alternate greeting.
to enable the system default mailbox greeting.
, continue to the next step.
, the current greeting is played (if one exists). You can
to accept the greeting.
to replay the greeting.
to add to the greeting.
to erase and re-record the greeting.
to exit without changing your greeting.
Model 8500 Phone User Guide