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I have at&t digital answering machine 1717 and lost manual

I want to know if how to remotely retrieve my messages. I forgot the code to do this.
I'm not sure if this site incurs a cost for the advice?

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  • singwithjoy May 19, 2009

    This was helpful. Thank you, Ed! I still don't know how to change the code, but it allowed me to retrieve my messages. ( I lost the original manual so I'm not sure about the set up procedure.)

  • singwithjoy May 19, 2009

    Thank you again. I appreciate your help.



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The code it usually set up by you on the device, if you run through the set up procedure (Time Date, message) on your machine one of the steps is the remote access code, which the machine should read off to you at this point, you should change this to a code you can easily remember and not leave it at the factory defaut as this would leave your messages openly accessable to other parties.

Hope this is of some help.

Posted on May 19, 2009



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