Holiday reminders: Record your out-of-office voice mail greeting

Before leaving the office for the holidays, be sure to record an extended absence voice mail greeting. Here’s how:

  1. Enter the voice mail system by dialing 1-9595 (on campus) or 215-204-9595 (off campus).

  2. Press the pound (#) key to indicate that you have a mailbox on the system.

  3. When prompted, enter your five-digit Temple extension and password.

  4. Then, proceed as follows: press 4 for Personal Options; press 3 for Greetings; press 2 for Extended Absence Greeting.

  5. Record the greeting and press # when you have finished. The system will then give you the option to confirm the message by pressing #, re-record the message by pressing *, or listen to the message by pressing 1.

When you return from break, remove the extended absence greeting by following the first three steps above. You will then hear a message reminding you that you have an active extended absence greeting. As instructed, press 2 to delete it.

As the end of the year approaches, it's also a good time to take a moment to review your archived voice mail messages and delete old ones. This will free up storage space on the voice mail disk drives and give you a fresh start for the new year. For more information on Temple’s telephone system, go to