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.
8 thoughts on “Email On The Cisco 7960”
I was getting conserened. i was looking at 1 (eastern) and nothing for the day.
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”
Man, “conserened”? I’m really not one to pick on people, and despise all the internet grammar nazis, but come on.
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.
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: Voiplink.com has been running a special on the 7960G’s at $275.00 a pop which is pretty much the cheapest on the net.
Its a cool phone and I love the speakerphone aspect..byfar the best!
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.
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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