Email on the Cisco 7960

cisco 7960

The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G is becoming fairly common in corporate environments. The phone has a built in XML browser for navigating menus. [Nick] decided to hack together a PHP application that will let the phone display email messages in a POP3 account. In its current form it works with most text-only messages, but limited filtering means it could fail on some.


  1. Justin P says:

    I was getting conserened. i was looking at 1 (eastern) and nothing for the day.

  2. winphreak says:

    My high school uses those phones, only a slightly different model.

    I sense it’ll give new meaning to the term “can I call someone”

  3. tiuk says:

    Man, “conserened”? I’m really not one to pick on people, and despise all the internet grammar nazis, but come on.

  4. Qis says:

    I’ve been working on a Winamp Control Service for the Cisco phones.

    It’s still under construction, and just a proof of concept. No where near a public release.

    But you’re free to give it a try:

    The readme in the zip-file is in dutch.
    Here is an english version:

    The latest version (1.5, not online yet) even supports the 7970 a bit. Like the touchscreen it has.

  5. thomas says:

    Great hack. I run 9 7940G’s with Asterisk at work and they too are a very solid phone. We used to run the snom 320’s but never could get the sound quality right. I can’t wait until the SIP firmware for the 7941G’s is release so I can mess around with those. BTW: has been running a special on the 7960G’s at $275.00 a pop which is pretty much the cheapest on the net.

  6. holly says:

    Its a cool phone and I love the speakerphone aspect..byfar the best!

  7. sunny says:

    I never notice this email option on my office phone. However how can Install SIP firmware 8.2 on my Cisco 7960, I tried but it gives me error while grabbing firmware from the TFTP server, it asks for a file which probably not available in 8.2 package.
    I’ve had luck to successfully install Cisco SIP firmware version 7.4 by following following URL:

    But they didn’t mentioned how can I install 8.2 on my phone. Please help if anybody knows .. keep in mind I want to use it with Asterisk.

  8. zd dender says:

    I’m wondering if there is a simple way to hack cisco IP phhones so that you can’t be monitored.

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