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Setting up Voice Messaging (Mac)
Let Voice Messaging pick up your Skype calls when you can’t, and listen to your messages next time you are signed in to Skype. All for free.
To activate Voice Messaging
You can activate Voice Messaging manually from your account, for free. After you’ve activated it, you’ll need to set up your Voice Messaging preferences.
If you buy an unlimited subscription or a Skype Number, Voice Messaging is activated automatically, and you just need to set up your preferences.
To activate Voice Messaging:
Sign in to your Skype account.
In the Manage features section, click Voice messages.
Click Activate my voice messages now.
When you’ve activated Voice Messaging, you can configure your settings to suit your preferences:
Sign in to Skype and click Skype > Preferences….
At the top, click Calls, and then click Set up Voice Messaging….
The Set up Voice Messaging box displays.
To record your own greeting, click the Record button and speak into your computer’s microphone.
When you’ve finished recording your message, click the Stop button.
To listen to your greeting, click the Playback button.
If you are happy with your greeting, click Done. Otherwise, click the Record button to record a new one.
|8||After you click Done, the Calls preference panel is displayed.|
Next to Incoming Calls, select Send to voice messages.
When you are online in Skype, calls will ring, and then divert to voice messages if you don’t answer. If you’re offline in Skype, calls will automatically go to voice messages.
To listen to your voice messages
If someone has recently left you a message, you will see a notification badge on the Skype icon in the dock and in the Recent section in the sidebar.
In the sidebar, go to the Recent section and click the contact's name.
In the conversation window, click the Play button next to the message.
If you can’t hear the message, try turning up the speaker volume on your computer.
After you have listened to a voice message, it is stored locally on your computer (as a .DAT file in ~/Library/Application Support/Skype/<username>/voicemail). This means that you won’t be able to listen to it again if you sign in to Skype on a different computer. To delete a voice message, you will need to delete the .DAT file.
To turn off Voice Messaging
To turn your Voice Messaging off:
- Sign in to Skype.
- Go to Skype > Preferences > Calls.
- Then select Receive normally.
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