MAIL TO FAX GATEWAY
It is easy to setup a simple mail to fax gateway facility with the tools
included in this distribution and some simple additions to your
mail delivery agent configuration.
Voila! Now mail to email@example.com
will get formatted and submitted as a
facsimile job to user at the specified dest.
- Setup the HylaFAX software as usual.
- If your system uses sendmail to deliver mail, then follow the
instructions in faxmail/mailfax.sh-sendmail.
(Thanks to Eric Allman for the sendmail
- If your system uses smail (e.g. Linux users), then follow the
instructions in faxmail/mailfax.sh-smail.
- If your system uses qmail to deliver mail, then follow the
instructions in faxmail/mailfax.sh-qmail.
- Restart your mail software, refreeze your configuration or
whatever is necessary to cause the configuration changes to be
seen by the system.
Mail submitted through this gateway can include header lines in the
envelope that control the various aspects of the transmission.
For example, to have the facsimile sent at 196 lines/inch the header line:
would be used.
Headers exist not only to control aspects of the transmission
but also the formatting work that is done in preparing the mail text
for transmission; consult the
manual page for complete information.
||The normal access control mechansims on submitting a facsimile
for transmission are enforced; you may need to use them if you setup
a fax gateway on your system!
Dirk Husemann has contributed a more elaborate system; the
file is accessible in the user contributed software area on the master
Last updated $Date: 2002/05/02 22:02:57 $.