How to Use the myVoicemail Web InterFACE

You can customize your myVoicemail settings on your computer by using the Cisco Personal Communications Assistant (PCA) web interface.  Go to or click the myVoicemail login link  --> you will be redirected to the PCA --> enter your Geneseo username and password (e.g. the username/password used for campus email) --> click the link for Cisco Unity Assistant.  A dashboard for customizing your myVoicemail settings will display:


  • Preferences: Control information about you and how you interact with the system
    • Menu options include: Personal, Phone Menu, Message Playback and Transfer & Screening


  • Passwords:  Allows you to change your numeric phone password (PIN - Mailbox security code)
    • Menu Options include: Change Phone Password (External Service Accounts are not currently available)


  • Greetings: Record and enable up to four personal greetings (Note: Do not use Holiday and Closed greetings, as they are not programmed and will not play properly)
      • Standard Greeting --> Plays 24/7 unless an Alternate, Busy and/or Internal greetings are enabled
      • Alternate Greeting --> Enable to play during for a specific time period (e.g. vacation)
      • Busy Greeting --> Enable to play when you are on your phone
      • Internal Greeting --> When enabled, only on campus callers will hear this greeting when your phone is not answered


  • Notification Devices:  Allows message notifications via email, in the form of a text or by out dialing to an external phone (Note: Out dialing is restricted and by request only)
      • Email --> Enabled by default to send a notification to your Geneseo email address of when you have a voicemail message on your phone --> includes a link to the PCA Inbox, caller information and message count (Note: if you are setting up a separate email inbox for your voicemail message, you will want to disable this notification device)
      • Text Message to Cell Phone -->Enable this device to send a notification to your cell phone, which includes caller information and message count (Note: You can include a link to the PCA if you are using a mobile device).  Enter your 10 digit cell phone number in the email format in the "To" field, see common cell providers listed below:
      • ProviderEmail Format
  • Contacts:  Store names and numbers for people not in our campus diretory
    • Menu options include: View Contacts, New Contacts and Import Contact


  • Private Lists:  Use private lists to create your own groups of voice message recipients.  When a message is addressed to one of your private lists, all members of the list receive the message (Note: Messages can only be sent by phone or PCA Unity Inbox and not by email)


  • Help: Provides step by step instructions for every feature in each of the above tab and menu options (e.g. Preferences, Passwords, Greetings, Notification Devices, Contacts and Private Lists)
    • Menu Options Include: Contents, Index, This page, and About Cisco Unity Connection


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