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How to send fax by e-mail (MAIL2FAX)

PostPosted: 01/04/2015, 8:01
by eugenio.chernolyev@wildix.com
For outbound faxes you can send e-mail to the PBX that will convert e-mail to fax.

First of all you need to configure Fax Server in the menu Settings → System → Fax/SMS Server

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There are two ways to use Mail2Fax :

1) MAIL2FAX using template

- Create a new email
- Put the template (shown below) in the mail body using plain text format
- Attach the document (pdf / tiff)
- Send email to the email address indicated in the menu Settings → System → Fax/SMS Server

TEMPLATE :

PRINTEDFAX: TRUE
FAXNUMBER: 0461019978 (destination number)
FROMNAME:PBX
STATIONID: Wildix PBX
HEADERINFO: Fax Server
FROMNUMBER:100 (fax sender)
LANGUAGE: it
ANSRETRY: 3 (number of attempts of fax sending)
NOANSRETRY: 5 (number of attempts of fax sending in case there is no response from the called party)
FAXPASSWORD: wildix (security password specified in the settings of Fax/SMS Server)
CONTEXT: users (dialplan used to manage fax call)
CCNUMBER: 0461944987, 04611234567 (additional destination numbers)


2) “Simplified” usage of MAIL2FAX :

- Create a new mail
- Put the destination number in the subject
- Attach the document
- Leave empty the mail body
- Send email to the email address indicated in the menu Settings → System → Fax/SMS Server
For security reason it is important that the e-mail address of the fax sender is assigned to a user of PBX.

Re: How to send fax by e-mail (MAIL2FAX)

PostPosted: 14/07/2015, 9:45
by daniele.longo@starsystem.biz
Is there a way to customize confirmation emails subject?
I.E. adding a custom field like an invoice number

Re: How to send fax by e-mail (MAIL2FAX)

PostPosted: 15/07/2015, 9:59
by matteo.erba
Hello Daniele,
can you describe an example of what you would like to configure?

Re: How to send fax by e-mail (MAIL2FAX)

PostPosted: 15/07/2015, 17:07
by daniele.longo@starsystem.biz
Basically, we send faxes from an ERP.
For archiving and fast recall of delivery receipts we'd need to have both destination fax number, destination name, and a (optional) custom field that would be an invoice number on receipts subject, or email sender of receipts.

Is it possible for example include original email subject in confirmation emails subjects?