Call transfer rules control how Cisco Unity Connection handles incoming indirect calls, which are from callers who do not dial you directly (for example, callers who use the directory to reach you). For direct calls—when outside callers or other users dial your personal phone number to reach you—your Connection transfer settings do not apply.
You can choose to answer indirect calls, or you can have indirect calls routed immediately to voicemail.
To set up call transfers for direct calls to your extension, talk to your Connection administrator. Your desk phone or even the phone system that your organization uses may offer transfer features that you can use to manage direct calls.
The three basic transfer rules and how they work are described below. Note that Connection follows the basic transfer rule that you enable for the applicable situation, while some transfer rules override other rules when they are enabled.
Standard Transfer Rule
This basic transfer rule applies during the work hours that your Cisco Unity Connection administrator specified for your organization, or in other situations when no other transfer rule is enabled. By design, the standard transfer rule cannot be disabled.
Alternate Transfer Rule
Enable this basic transfer rule to apply during a specific time period when you want to override the other transfer rules. For example, you may want to route all your calls directly to voicemail while you are out of the office or you may want to transfer your calls to a different extension if you are temporarily working from another location. As long as it is enabled, the alternate transfer rule overrides all other transfer rules.
Closed Transfer Rule
Enable this basic transfer rule when you want Connection to perform different transfer actions during the nonwork hours that your Connection administrator specified for your organization. (For example, you may want to route all your calls directly to voicemail during nonwork hours.) As long as it is enabled, the closed transfer rule overrides the standard transfer rule during nonbusiness hours.