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E-mail to voice call – with Asterisk, Postfix and Cepstral

A few times recently I’ve wanted to be able to turn an e-mail into a voice call. This would be especially handy for emergency server monitoring and notification.

Here is my first attempt. It’s also my first attempt at writing something in Python so you definitely use at your own risk!

There is room for improvement as there is no validation on any of the fields extracted from the e-mail.

It also assumes that these components are already in place –

  • Asterisk (with Astersk Manager Interface)
  • E-mail server (I’m using Postfix)
  • Ceptral text-to-speech (www.cepstral.com) – installed in /opt/swift/bin
  • Python (I’m using v2.4.3)
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