Using AmAndA@Work.Place

Using
AmAndA@Work.Place
Version 3.xx
User’s Guide Edition 7/01
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Conventions
This manual uses the following terminology and conventions:
Amanda
The name by which this manual refers to the Amanda@Work.Place system to make reading about the system
easier. Because of the name Amanda, the system is also referred to as “she.”
caller
Someone who calls into Amanda. A caller often obtains information, leaves a message for someone, and/or provides
information. Because Amanda is referred to as “she,” callers and users are referred to as “he.”
user
Someone with an extension that Amanda transfers calls to
and/or stores messages for. A user can access Amanda to
play, delete, and send messages as well as set personal options such as Do Not Disturb.
Indicates that you must log into Amanda and identify yourself.
Indicates that you must listen to the message before you
process it. For example, you can forward the message you
have just heard.
Contents
Copyright and Trademark Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Limited Warranty on Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Fraudulent Usage Advisory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Using Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Introducing Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Logging into Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Setting Up Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Putting Your Name in the Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Recording Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Sample Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
After-hours Greeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Away-from-the-office Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Combining a Greeting with a Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sample Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Managing Recorded Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Changing Your Security Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Controlling Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Screening Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Becoming Unavailable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Reviewing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Scheduling Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Managing Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Listening to Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Forwarding Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Replying to Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Deleting Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sending Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Being Notified about Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing a Pager Number by Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leaving a Message for Someone Else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Personal Mailing Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Messages Sent by Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Guest Mailboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Amanda
Introducing Amanda
Amanda@Work.Place is an automated telephone attendant and voice
processing system designed especially for ease of use and flexibility. To you
and the people who call you, Amanda is also a voice on the telephone
guiding you to people, services, and messages.
Each user of the Amanda system has both a mailbox and a telephone
extension number. These are usually the same number. The extension
number is what Amanda dials to reach you when you have a call. The
mailbox identifies a record in Amanda’s database. The record contains fields
that define how Amanda processes your calls. The system administrator
initially (and ultimately) controls the contents of these fields, but you can
change many of them. For example, you may turn Do Not Disturb on and off
during a hectic day. You change the contents of these fields from a touchtone telephone using a series of menus.
In addition to these fields, each mailbox has greetings that you record. For
example, when you cannot answer the telephone, callers hear a greeting that
asks them to leave a message.
Your mailbox is configured to ring a telephone extension and record
messages from callers. You periodically check your mailbox for messages,
or you may be notified that a message exists in a variety of ways.
This chapter explains how to use Amanda@Work.Place effectively from
your office telephone extension and while you are out of the office.
However, you don’t need this guide at your side every time you log into
Amanda. She prompts you at every step.
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Depending on decisions made by your Amanda system administrator, you
may not have access to all the features described here. Check with your
system administrator if some of the features appear to be different or
missing.
TIP:
For best results, answer your telephone at the beginning of
a ring.
Logging into Amanda
To perform the operations explained in this chapter, you must log into
Amanda, identifying yourself with your mailbox and/or security code. The
blank space in the following sets of instructions is for Amanda’s telephone
number. You get this number from your Amanda administrator.
Dial: _______ (Amanda’s number) +
+ mailbox +
+ security code +
OR
Dial: _______ (Amanda’s number) + security code +
NOTE: If Amanda asks for a security code immediately and you are
at someone else’s extension, use:
Dial: _______ (Amanda’s number) +
mailbox +
+
+
+ security code +
OR
You can dial your security code (even though Amanda will say it is
an invalid security code). Then provide your mailbox:
Dial: _______ + security code +
+ mailbox +
To log into Amanda from outside of the office:
Dial: _______ (the office number) +
+ mailbox +
+ security code +
To dial another user without having to hang-up:
•
Dial
(This is enough
structions.)
.
s to exit the menus and a
to hear caller in-
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To hang-up from within the menu system:
•
Dial
.
NOTE: You can hang up on Amanda at any time. However, if you
have an older model telephone switching system, Amanda
waits to be sure a disconnect has occurred.
If you dial
before hanging up, Amanda
doesn’t need to wait, and the port becomes available faster.
When you see this symbol, use one of the methods
of logging into Amanda and identifying yourself
that is described in this section.
Setting Up Amanda
As a new Amanda user, you should create a name and extension recording,
one or more greetings, a busy message.
As a new Amanda user, you should:
•
•
•
•
Create a name and extension recording
Put your name in the employee directory
Change your security code
Record one or more greetings
These preparations allow your callers to know that they have reached you
and feel comfortable about your whereabouts. Changing your security code
ensures that only you and other authorized personnel can access your
messages.
The first time you log into Amanda, she asks you if you want to set up your
mailbox. You press
to set it up or
to set it up at another time.
When you press
, Amanda walks you through the first three of these
activities and then offers a menu that allows you to perform the others.
Follow the directions she gives you over the telephone to set up your
mailbox properly.
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At the end, Amanda allows you to save or reject your changes. If you reject
the changes, Amanda walks you through these activities again the next time
you log in.
After the initial setup, you can change any of your settings individually as
explained later in this guide. You can also reset your mailbox to eliminate all
the current settings and be treated by Amanda as a first-time user once again.
To reset your mailbox:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+ follow the directions from Amanda
Putting Your Name in the Directory
If you put the first few digits of your first and last names in the employee
directory, callers can find you even if they do not know your extension
number. Amanda tells callers that they can dial 411 to locate you in the
directory.
To change your FIRST NAME in the employee directory:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+
+
a maximum of 8 digits representing +
your first name
To change your LAST NAME in the employee directory:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+
+
a maximum of 8 digits representing +
your last name
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Recording Greetings
As a user of Amanda@Work.Place, you can record the following:
•
A name and extension recording
+
+
+ record your name and extension +
Example: “Chris Wang. Extension 247.”
Amanda plays this when callers use the employee directory (usually
411) to find your extension number. It is also used to identify you. For
example, if a message is sent to you with verification, the sender hears
this recording as part of the verification message.
Until you make this recording, Amanda says only the number of the
mailbox:
“mailbox 2-4-7.”
•
At least one greeting
+
+ the greeting’s number (1-3) +
+
record greeting +
When Amanda rings your extension and you do not answer, she plays a
greeting. You can have up to three of these greetings. For example, you
can have a daytime greeting, an after-hours greeting, and a vacation or
on-the-road greeting. Until you record a greeting, Amanda plays the
system greeting, “Please leave a message for,” followed by your name
and extension recording. (If you have not recorded the name and extension recording, Amanda plays your mailbox number.)
For example: “This is Chris. I’m away from my desk or on another line.
You can bypass this greeting by pressing the # sign twice. To speak to
someone else right now, enter that person’s extension or press 0 for
assistance. If you leave me a detailed message at the tone, I’ll get back
to you as soon as possible.”
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These greetings can be manually selected by you or they can be scheduled by an administrator.
•
A busy message (which callers hear when your line is busy)
+
+
+ record your busy message +
Amanda plays either a system-wide busy message or your personal busy
message whenever your extension is busy.
For example: “This is Chris. I’m talking to someone else at the moment.
Press * to hold, enter another extension, or stay on the line to leave me a
message.”
After any recording:
To
Dial
Review the recording
Rerecord
Add to the end of the recording
Cancel the recording
Save the recording
Sample Greetings
This section contains sample greetings for a variety of occasions. It is
important that each greeting be as informative as possible. See “Recording
Greetings” on page 5 for a standard example of each type of recording: the
Name and Extension recording, the Ring No Answer greeting, and Custom
Busy greeting.
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After-hours Greeting
Many Amanda administrators set up each mailbox so that greeting 1 plays
for routine working hours and greeting 2 plays for after-hours calls. Here is
an example:
“You have reached the office of Chris Wang at Homestead, Inc. after hours.
No one at Homestead can answer your call right now. Leave a detailed
message at the tone, or call during office hours: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., Monday
through Friday.”
Away-from-the-office Greetings
“Chris Wang of Homestead, Inc. will be out of town until Monday, May 5th.
While I am gone, my associate, Matthew Lee, is handling all my business
calls. Please call Matthew at Extension 557. I will be unable to check my
messages until I return.”
“Chris Wang of Homestead, Inc. will be off-site until Monday, May 5th.
While I am gone, my associate, Matthew Lee, is handling my business calls.
Please call Matthew at Extension 557 or leave me a message. I will be
checking my messages daily.”
Your Amanda administrator can copy your messages to both you and a
coworker while you are on vacation or only to that coworker. (The
administrator can stop the message copying when you return.) If someone
else is getting your messages, you might want to use the following greeting:
“Chris Wang of Homestead, Inc. will be out of town until Monday, May 5th.
My associate, Matthew Lee, is handling all my business calls. Call Matthew
at Extension 557 or leave him a detailed message at the tone.”
Combining a Greeting with a Menu
You can create a menu for your mailbox. For example, your greeting (which
plays when you do not answer your telephone) can provide menu options for
your caller. It might say:
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“Chris Wang of Homestead, Inc. will be out of town until Monday, May 5th.
While I am gone, my associates, Sierra Raby and Matthew Lee, are handling
all my business calls. To call Sierra, press 1. To call Matthew, press 2.”
Then you create a menu that tells Amanda to redirect the call to Sierra’s
mailbox (511) if the caller presses 1 or to Matthew’s mailbox (557) if the
caller presses 2. The mailboxes that you use in your menu must already exist.
You could also create a menu that offers the caller answers to questions you
are most often asked. To do this, you need the numbers for some
informational mailboxes and help from your system administrator. Your
greeting explains what options provide answers to what questions. Amanda
redirects the caller to an informational mailbox, and the greeting for that
mailbox answers the caller’s question.
To create a menu for your mailbox:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+ the digit (0-9) +
of the menu
the mailbox that Amanda +
calls for that digit
(Amanda repeats
both the option and
mailbox numbers)
(repeat for each option on the menu)
To review the menu options in a menu:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
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To change a menu option:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+
the digit (0-9) +
to be changed
the new mailbox for that digit +
To remove a menu option:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+
the digit (0-9) +
to be removed
Sample Menu
If you had created the menu that allowed your caller to reach Sierra or
Matthew using menu options, you would have done the following:
(For login information, see “Logging into Amanda” on page 2.)
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
Managing Recorded Greetings
Use the greetings menu to listen to the current greeting, use a different
greeting or rerecord a greeting. (See “Recording Greetings” on page 5 for
information about recording greetings.)
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To listen to the current greeting:
+
+
To change which greeting is heard:
the greeting’s number (1-3) +
(Optional)
+
(to listen to the greeting)
+
(for the system greeting) +
Changing Your Security Code
Your initial security code is usually your mailbox number or 997. It is a good
idea to change it immediately and often.
To change your security code:
+
+
+ new code +
+ new code (to confirm)
Controlling Calls
This section explains how you can screen calls, turn do not disturb on and
off, and control what your callers hear when your line is busy or when you
cannot answer your telephone.
Screening Calls
By screening calls, you can accept or reject specific calls based on who is
calling.
If you share an extension or answer calls for more than one mailbox, you
may want to screen calls based on what mailbox is being called. Ask your
administrator for more information.
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To turn call screening on or off:
+
+
Becoming Unavailable
On hectic days or when you are out of the office, you can use Amanda’s Do
Not Disturb to keep your extension from ringing. Callers hear your greeting
immediately and can leave you a message. Your coworkers are also not
disturbed by your ringing extension.
To turn Do Not Disturb on or off:
+
+
Reviewing Options
You can review the current settings for options such as Do Not Disturb and
call screening.
To review option settings:
+
+
Scheduling Changes
Amanda can be configured to automatically change your extension, do-notdisturb setting, call screening setting, and your greeting at particular dates
and times. See your administrator for details.
Managing Messages
You can listen to messages, then forward them, reply to them, or delete them.
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Listening to Messages
You will use Amanda primarily to listen to and send messages.
Usually, Amanda plays messages in the order that they were received (oldest
to newest). She makes an exception for urgent messages, playing them in
newest to oldest order and prior to any other messages.
Normally, messages are saved until you delete them, so delete old messages
from your mailbox as soon as possible.
Your Amanda system may have been configured differently. For example, it
may play new messages first or purge old messages after a number of days.
Check with your administrator.
To play messages you have received:
+
+
Options:
Next message
Replay message
More options:
Delete message
Restore the message you just deleted
+
Previous message
Forward message
Reply to message
Play date/time of current message
+
Pause 30 sec./Resume
Increase volume
Previous menu
Next new message (or next message)
+
Rewind a bit
Decrease volume
Fast forward a bit
Continuous delete
+
Continuous play
Mark current message as new/unheard
+
+
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Forwarding Messages
You can forward messages left for you to any other Amanda user. For
example, you might need to reroute a message to the coworker who should
have received it in the first place.
Adding a prefix to the forwarded message lets the other user know that you
received the message first and allows you to provide instructions regarding
the message. You can bypass this step and still set a future delivery date and
time.
To forward the message you just listened to:
Add Prefix (Recommended)
Select mailbox or
list of mailboxes
+ mailbox +
+
+ record prefix +
+
+
+
hang up or add options +
(see options below)
+
+ list number +
A personal
list is:
Send without
verification
,
or
.
A system
list is:
,
, or
.
Send with
verification
(With verification, you are notified when the recipient hears
the message.)
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Options
Dial
Make the message urgent.
Make the message private.
(Private messages cannot be forwarded.)
Specify a delivery date
and time
NOTE: Any item (day,
mon., yr., hr., or
min.) not specified
takes its value from
the current date
and time.
If you use 13
through 23 for
hours after noon,
you are not asked
whether you meant
A.M. or P.M.
+ any combination of the following:
+ the month +
+
+ the day of the month +
+ the year (use 2 or 4 digits) +
+
+
(for A.M.) +
+ the hour +
+
(for P.M.) +
+ the minutes +
+
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For example, if you create a message Friday afternoon that no one should listen to until
Monday morning (June 2nd), set June 2nd at 9:00 A.M. as the delivery date and time:
+
+
(the month)
+
(the day of the month) +
+
(the hour) +
+
(the minutes) +
+
+
+
+
(for A.M.)
+
(to finish)
If you set a date and time in the past, the message is sent immediately.
NOTE: After forwarding a message you have received or sending
a message you have created to one mailbox or list, you can
repeat the procedure for another mailbox or list. A configuration option (set by your Amanda administrator) allows
messages to be sent to more than one mailbox or list.
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Replying to Messages
You can reply to any messages you received from other Amanda users.
To reply to the message that you just listened to:
+
+
+ record your reply +
+ hang up or add options +
(use options listed for
forwarding messages)
Send without
verification
+
Send with
verification
(With verification, you are
notified when the recipient
hears the message.)
Deleting Messages
You can delete messages. If you make a mistake, you can restore a deleted
message—but only if you have not changed menus or hung up.
To delete the message that you just listened to:
+
Be careful because pressing additional
For example, pressing
’s deletes additional messages.
deletes this message and the next.
To restore the most recently deleted message:
+
repeat to restore
additional messages
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This works after deleting the message, but not if you have hung up or
changed menus.
To delete all messages:
+
Sending Messages
When you have an announcement to make to several users or want to leave a
message for a user that you know is out of the office, you can send a message
to an individual mailbox or a list of mailboxes.
(See “Managing Personal Mailing Lists” on page 19 for more information
about lists.)
Select mailbox or
list of mailboxes
+ mailbox +
+
+ record message +
+
+
+
+ list’s number +
A personal
list is:
add one or more options +
(use options for
forwarding messages)
+
,
or
.
A system list is:
,
, or
.
Send without
verification
Send with
verification
(With verification, you are
notified when the recipient
hears the message.)
Being Notified about Messages
Amanda can be configured to notify you when you have a message. She can
call your pager to display the total number of messages and the number of
new messages. She can use relay paging to display or forward a telephone
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number entered by your caller (if he pressed # while listening to your
greeting). She can even call you at home or on your cellular telephone. She
can notify you about all messages and/or about messages marked urgent. All
notification methods can be scheduled by time and day of the week. See your
administrator for details.
Changing a Pager Number by Telephone
You can change the telephone number for a pager over the telephone.
To change the pager number:
+
+
+
+ notification record’s number (1-4) +
new pager number +
To exit without changing a notification record, press
number or pager number.
instead of a record
NOTE: To be changed, the notification record must be active and
currently contain a number in its Variable field. That field
might be a home telephone number or some other number
rather than a pager number.
Leaving a Message for Someone Else
If you answer the telephone for more than one person, or even if you get a
wrong number, you can allow a caller to leave a message for another user (or
mailbox).
How you do this depends on how your telephone switching system transfers
or conferences calls. The following procedure tries to cover all cases, but
check with your administrator for specific instructions.
To allow a caller to leave a message for someone:
1.
Transfer the call to Amanda. (Usually, you press the Conference or
Transfer button on your telephone.)
2.
After Amanda answers, dial
or
.
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works on any telephone switching system. However,
if you hear Amanda say, “That was an invalid entry,” just use:
.
3.
Enter the mailbox to receive the message.
4.
Complete the call transfer. (Usually, you just hang up.)
Managing Personal Mailing Lists
Amanda allows you to have three personal mailing lists, which you create
and manage using the lists menu. You use these lists to send and forward
messages.
To create a mailing list:
+
+ the list’s number (1-3)
+
+ mailbox +
(repeat for each mailbox)
+
+ record a name or description to identify the
list +
+
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To modify an existing mailing list:
Do any (or all) of these:
(to review the list)
1
(to add users to the list)
+ mailbox +
+
+ the list’s number (1-3) +
+
(repeat for each mailbox)
(to delete users from the list)
+ mailbox +
+
(repeat for each mailbox)
(to rename the list)
+ rerecord list name +
or description
Managing Messages Sent by Fax
A message can be faxed to your mailbox. Amanda lets you know that the
message is a fax. You can retrieve it by:
•
•
Calling from a fax machine
Providing the telephone number for a fax machine
To get a particular fax message when calling from a fax machine:
+
+ locate the fax message +
press the Start button on your fax machine
+
+
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To get all fax messages when calling from a fax machine:
+
+
+
+
press the Start button on your fax machine
When not calling from a fax machine:
+
+ locate the fax message +
+
+
fax machine’s telephone number +
Managing Guest Mailboxes
If your Amanda system administrator has configured the system to allow
guests, you can give a guest mailbox to another person. In this way, someone
working for you temporarily can receive messages. He can check for those
messages using any extension that has access to Amanda.
The guest mailbox’s privileges are those defined by the guest mailbox
template (usually mailbox 996). Check with your Amanda system
administrator to determine the security code.
To create a guest mailbox:
+
+
+ write down the guest mailbox
The security code is usually the same number as the guest mailbox. Check
with your administrator to be sure.
To access a guest mailbox:
Dial: _______ (Amanda’s number) +
host’s mailbox +
+
( or
+ guest mailbox + guest’s security code
)
+
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Now the guest can use Amanda’s services.
To leave a message for a guest:
Dial: _______ (Amanda’s number) +
host’s mailbox +
( or
)
+
+ guest mailbox + hear guest’s greeting +
leave message
To delete a guest mailbox:
+
+
+ the guest mailbox to be deleted
To review your guest mailboxes:
+
+
Amanda plays the name and extension recordings for your guest mailboxes.
Index
A
accessing
guest mailboxes 21
adding
names to employee directory 3, 4
after-hours greetings 7
Amanda
calling 2
setting up 3
user’s introduction 1
auto-scheduling
call processing changes 11
away-from-the-office greetings 7
B
busy message
recording 6
C
call control 10
call processing
scheduling changes 11
call screening 10
calling
Amanda 2
calls
controlling 10
screening 10
changing
greetings 10
Index
mailing lists 20
menu options 9
pager telephone number
for notification
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security code 10
changing lists
managing 20
controlling
calls 10
conventions iv
copyright ii
creating
guest mailboxes 21
mailing lists 19
menus 7
custom busy message
recording 6
D
deleting
guest mailboxes 22
menu options 9
messages 16
directory
employee 3, 4
Do Not Disturb 11
E
employee directory
adding your names 3,
4
examples
greetings 6
menu 9
F
faxes
messages sent as 20
forwarding
messages 13
G
greetings
after-hours 7
away-from-the-office 7
changing current 10
examples 6
listening to 9
offsite 7
recording 5
system 10
vacation 7
with menus 7
guests
accessing mailboxes 21
creating mailboxes 21
deleting mailboxes 22
leaving messages for 22
mailboxes 21
removing mailboxes 22
reviewing mailboxes 22
using mailboxes 21
I–23
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H
hearing
messages 12
I
introducing
Amanda 1
L
leaving
messages 18, 22
listening
greetings 9
listening to
messages 12
lists
creating 19
M
mailboxes
guests 21
scheduling changes 11
mailing lists
creating 19
managing 18
modifying 20
updating 20
managing
guest mailboxes 21
messages 11
personal mailing lists 18
recorded greetings 9
menu options
changing 9
removing 9
menus
creating 7
reviewing 8
sample 9
messages
deleting 16
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forwarding 13
leaving 18, 22
managing 11
notification 17
playing 12
recording busy message 6
replying to 16
sending 12, 17
modifying
mailing lists 20
N
Name and Extension recording
recording 5
names
adding to employee directory 3, 4
notification
changing pager telephone
number 18
messages 17
O
offsite greetings 7
options
reviewing 11
P
pager
number 18
personal mailing lists
creating 19
managing 18
playing
messages 12
R
receiving
faxed messages 20
recording
custom busy message 6
greetings 5
Name and Extension recording 5
removing
guest mailboxes 22
menu options 9
replying to
messages 16
reviewing
greetings 9
guest mailboxes 22
menus 8
options 11
S
samples
greetings 6
scheduling
call processing changes 11
screening
calls 10
security codes
changing 10
sending
messages 12, 17
setting up
Amanda 3
system
greeting 10
T
trademarks ii
U
updating
mailing lists 20
uses
fraudulent iii
using
guest mailboxes 21
system greeting 10
Index 25
V
vacation greetings 7
W
warranty
ii
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Quick Reference
Enabling Network Telephony
for the Communicating PC
Use the Main Menu
1.
Internal: Dial Ext. No. _______
External: Dial Phone No. __________
2.
Enter
3.
Enter _______ +
security code
+ _______ +
mailbox
(Some systems
skip step 2.)
Manage Lists
Listen to messages
Manage lists
Manage greetings
Manage guests
Manage options
Exit user mode
Send new message
Hang up
Select a list
Review current list
Record a list comment
Add mailbox to list
Return to prev. menu
Delete mailbox from list
Listen to Messages
Use Special Functions
Play next message
Forward message
Get fax immediately
Skip to new message
Replay message
Reply to message
Send fax to fax mach.
Continuous delete
Delete message
Special functions
Undelete message
Continuous play
Play prev. message
Return to prev. menu
Play message date/time
Listening Hints and Tips
Manage Greetings
While listening to your messages:
Increase volume or
Decrease volume
Select a greeting
Skip ahead (fast forward)
Select system greeting
Rewind
Pause for 30 seconds until you press
again
Review the current greeting
Hang up from within Amanda’s menus
Dial another user
Return to previous menu
Send New Message
Send New Message (cont.)
Review
Select user
Select list
Record message
Make urgent
Return
Return to prev. menu
Re-record
Make private
Append
Set delivery time
Cancel
Save
Send message
Send with verification
Notes:
Manage Options
Do Not Disturb
Record busy message
Call screening
Record name & ext.
Security code
Review options
Select busy message
Return to prev. menu
Return to prev. menu