Two extensions with same mailbox

You can “link” two mailboxes which reside on the same server by creating a symlink between them.

For example, create two extensions each with mailboxes (extension 1000 and 2000). Dial *1000, wait for the voicemail greeting to start and then hangup. Do the same thing for extension 2000 (dial *2000). This will initialize the two mailboxes. Then from the shell, navigate to:


You will see a folder for named “1000” and one named “2000”. Delete one of them:

rm -rf 2000

Create a symlink from 2000 to 1000:

ln -s 1000 2000

That’s it! Any voicemail left in either mailbox will be available through either mailbox. MWI will also be reflected on both extensions.