These steps show you how you can set up your PC to receive voicemail and automatically forward it to any email address. (These steps assume you have Outlook installed – see Skylook prerequisites for details).
1. Set up Skype if you don’t already have it. (This is free).
2. If you want people to be able to leave you voicemail using standard phones, get yourself a SkypeIn number. If you only need to receive voicemail from people running Skype, you can either get Skype Voicemail or use the Skylook Answering Machine (free 14 day trial).
3. If you don’t already have Skylook, download and install it from here.
4. Start Outlook. If you are running Skylook for the first time, you will see the Skylook licensing wizard and the Skylook Welcome wizard. Follow the prompts to ensure you have Skylook set up the way you want.
5. In the Skylook toolbar, choose the “Advanced Alerts” menu option:
6. A wizard is displayed. Choose the “Voice Messages / Missed Calls” option, then click “Next”:
7. Click “Next” to accept the default settings on this page:
8. Fill out the following page as shown (using the desired email address for voicemails to be forwarded to), then click “Next”:
9. Fill out the options as presented by the subsequent wizard pages until the wizard is complete.
That concludes the process of setting up your PC to forward Voicemail messages. When a Skype voicemail is received, or when the Skylook Answering Machine answers a call for you, the message will be emailed as an MP3 attachment to the specified address (but only if you are away from your PC, or, optionally, if you haven’t listened to the voicemail within a few minutes of receiving it). The message will also be kept in your Outlook “Sent Items” folder, with the Sender details, so that you have a complete record of all voicemail messages forwarded and who they came from.
If you have any difficulties in setting this up, feel free to contact us for help.