You can control many of your voicemail options through Webmail. You will need to login to your Bowdoin webmail account in order to do this.
Once you are logged into Webmail, click the Options menu in the top right corner of the Webmail window, and select See All Options... At the next window, click the Phone link in the left frame. At the next window, click the Voice Mail icon at the top of the right frame.
Your PIN is the equivalent of a password and gives you access to your voicemail when you are away from your office desk phone. If you have forgotten your PIN, this option will allow you to create a temporary PIN. The next time you use your voicemail, you'll be prompted to create a new PIN.
Outlook Voice Access
You can use your phone to access your voicemail messages and your email messages, your calendar appointments and your contacts. This setting allows you to specify the order of access for your voicemail messages and which folder in your email box you want to access.
Voice Mail Preview
The new Voicemail system includes a speech-to-text translator. When you receive a voicemail message, in addition to the audio file of the message, your email message will include the text of the message. This setting allows you to choose whether your email messages will include the preview text in the messages you receive and in the messages you send.
You can create and use a second phone greeting (message) for special situations, (e.g., while you're away for vacations or conferences). The Greetings options area allows you to select which greeting you want to use and connects you to your phone so that you can create the new greeting or edit existing greetings.
To hear your current greeting, click the Call me to play or record the selected greeting... link. A Play on Phone window will appear with your phone extension listed. Click the Dial button.
When you click the Dial button, your phone will ring. Press the Answer softkey on your phone. You will hear your current personal greeting followed by the option to accept, rerecord it or use the default message (one that simply states your name.)
If you want callers to hear your "away message", click the button next to Greeting that lets callers know I'll be away etc. Click the Call me to play or record the selected greeting... link. If you have not created that message, you will be asked to record it.
You can also set up your voicemail so that you are also sent text messages when you miss a call and/or receive a voice message.
To add text messaging notifications, click the Set up notifications... link.
When you return to the Notifications section in the Webmail options window, choose one of the 3 options for when text messages will be sent.
When you have chosen your preferred options for Voicemail, click the Save button at the bottom right of the window.