I've been telling you about Skype
before. I've been digging into it a bit more today.
For one I found out, that there is a third party tool called SAM
, that links into Skype and serves as an answering machine
for Skype. The web site is nasty, but from what they say in the forum, it works fine.
Before you try it: I have just installed it myself and noone called yet
so I haven't been able to test it yet. In any case - legal disclaimer - you are on your own and cannot claim any warranties from my side.
the second cool thing I found out is, that Skype listens to special URLs starting with "callto://". This allows you to automate calls to a certain extent. More on that in the Skype forum