Subscribers in the same group can share a mailbox.
Group (Shared) Mailbox
A Group Mailbox is a Ring Group Mailbox shared by a group of co-workers. It is normally a Subscriber Mailbox. If a caller leaves a message at any extension within the group that shares the mailbox, the system stores the message in the shared Group Mailbox. The Ring/Message lamp at all keyset extensions in the group flashes to indicate that there is a new voice mail message waiting. Any extension user in the group can log onto their mailbox to hear and process the shared message. The message count on all keyset displays increments and decrements as group messages are received, listened to, or deleted.
Any extension sharing a Group Mailbox can record and activate the Greeting and set Automated Attendant Do Not Disturb. The system automatically uses the most recent Greeting, regardless of which member of the group recorded it.
Group Mailboxes are helpful in both residential installations and larger business workgroups, since extensions share a common voice mailbox. Messages in the Group Mailbox can be listened to, forwarded, deleted, and otherwise processed by any member of the group.
Group Mailbox uses Ring Group programming. You can separately set up Ring Group members to have the same Ring Group Mailbox. Since the system provides 8 Ring Groups, there are a total of 8 Ring Group Mailboxes available.
The Ring Group Mailbox can optionally be a Routing Mailbox (see Understanding Mailbox Types below).
Mailbox for a Ring Group
If a UCD Group is set to overflow to voice mail, an unanswered call into the group is picked up by the UCD Group Mailbox. The UCD Group Mailbox can be a Subscriber Mailbox (to allow the caller to leave a message) or a Routing Mailbox (to provide additional dialing options or an announcement). See Understanding Mailbox Types below.