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FirstClass 8 Unified Communications Quick Reference
for Centigram TUI (FirstClass client version)

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Open Text Corp.
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FirstClass Unified Communications
FirstClass Unified Communications integrates all FirstClass modules giving you one unified Mailbox for all messages, be they voice, fax, or text.
FirstClass Unified Communications enables you to access your phone and fax messages along with your email messages from your FirstClass client or from a web browser, just as you have always accessed your email. Phone messages are stored on the FirstClass server in standard .wav format, which is playable on virtually any platform.
FirstClass Unified Communications, with the Centigram TUI emmulation, enables you to access your phone messages from any phone, just as you have always accessed your voice mail. Using a fax machine to access your FirstClass Mailbox, you can download your new fax messages.
You can also unify all your existing voice mailboxes so all of your voice messages will go to your FirstClass Mailbox, regardless of which of your phones was called.
FirstClass Unified Communications helps you work more efficiently and easily. Your location or technology will no longer determine what types of messages you can access. All your messages are stored on one central Mailbox that can be accessed using any web browser, any phone, or a FirstClass client. Never again will you have to log into your email, check your office phone voicemail, your cell phone voicemail, and your home phone answering machine to find that one important message. Simply log in from wherever you are, using whatever device is handiest and retrieve and manage all your messages.

Voice Greetings
With FirstClass Unified Communications Centigram TUI emulation, you can create one greeting and record your spoken name.

Recording your name
1       Log into your Mailbox.
2       Press 8 for User options.
3       Press 6 to access your Name
4       Press 5 to Listen to your name.
5       Press 7 to Record your name.
6       Press 9 to exit.

Recording your greeting
1       Log into your Mailbox.
2       Press 8 for User options.
3       Press 4 to access your Greetings.
4       Press 5 to Listen to your greeting.
5       Press 7 to Record your greeting.
6       Press 9 to exit.

Voice preferences

Changing your passcode
1       Log into your Mailbox.
2       Press 8 for User options.
3       Press 7 to access your Passcode.
4       Enter a new passcode.
5       Reenter your new passcode for confirmation.
6       Enter your old passcode.

Your default preferences
When your FirstClass Unified Communications account is created, your default preferences are preset. The default preferences allow you to:
•       recieve a notification in your Mailbox when a caller hangs up without leaving a message
•       use your FirstClass client, or a web browser to retrieve and manage all messages
•       use any phone to retrieve and manage voice messages
•       receive fax messages in your Mailbox.
To alter your voice preferences, use the FirstClass Preferences form, Voice messaging tab.

Working with messages using a phone
The following section describes the basics of using a phone to listen to and manage voice, text and fax messages with FirstClass Unified Communications.

Logging in
There are three options for logging into your account:
A       If you calling from home:
1       Dial your home phone number using your home phone.
2       Enter your passcode.
B       If you are not calling from home (option 1):
1       Dial your home phone number.
2       Interrupt your greeting by pressing *.
3       Enter your passcode.
C       If you are not calling from home (option 2):
1       Dial the system number.
2       Enter your home phone number (mailbox number) when prompted.
3       Interrupt your greeting by pressing *.
4       Enter your passcode.

Listening to and managing messages
You can access both new and saved messages by phone. The only attachments that can be downloaded are fax messages (see Retrieving fax messages using Faxback).
The following commands can be issued during message playback or at the end of a message.
7 Play message
5 Keep
3 Discard message       
2 Answer        
Answer only the person who sent the message, not other message recipients.
You can only reply to a FirstClass Unified Communications  user who called from an identified FirstClass Unified Communications  number.
If you wish to attach the original, give the message instead.
4 Give message  
You can give a message to another FirstClass Unified Communications user or anyone you have set up in your contacts folder with a phone number (no spaces or dashes) as the name and a valid email address:
Once you have addressed the list of recipients, you will be prompted to record a message. You can send the message without recording comments.
9 Exit

Creating and sending messages
You can create and send a message by phone to another FirstClass Unified Communications user, or any person you have entered as a numeric name with a corresponding email address in your contacts folder.
1       Log into your Mailbox.
2       Press 6 to make a new message.
3       Address the list of recipients (any FirstClass Unified Communications user or anyone you have set up with a numeric name in your contacts folder).
4       Press # to record the message, followed by # to end recording.
5       optional commands
Press 7 to Review the message.
Press 3 to Discard the message.
6       Press 9 to send the message and exit.

Retrieving fax messages using Faxback
To retrieve faxes, call into your Mailbox from a fax machine handset.
Press 7 to Retreive the fax immediately. When prompted, press Start on the fax machine and replace the handset. The fax will be printed on the fax machine and your voice messaging session will end.
Press 8 to Tag the fax for end-of-session delivery. Listen to your messages and tag other faxes for end-of-session delivery. When you press 9 to exit, you will be prompted to press Start on the fax machine and replace the handset. The fax will be printed on the fax machine.

Working with messages using the FirstClass client
You can retrieve any message using your FirstClass client. For general information about working with messages, see FirstClass Quick Reference.
A Mailbox with a Called, No message notification, a fax message, and a voice message looks like this:

Voice messages
A voice message will look like this:
A voice message is received as a FirstClass message with a .wav file attachment. The first time you open the message, the attachment will play automatically.
To replay the message, click Play on the recorder panel.
To adjust the playback volume for this message only, use the volume control to the right of the recorder panel.
Replying to and forwarding voice messages
Reply to and forward a voice message the same as a text message. When replying, if the original sender does not have an associated email address known by FirstClass, you need to change the "To" name.
If you wish to include the original message with the reply, forward the message instead of replying.

Fax messages
A fax message will look like this:
With the default fax setting (PCX format), there will be one attachment per page.
To view a fax page, double-click the attachment.

Called, No message
If a caller doesn’t leave a message, you will see a notification containing the caller information.