I don’t have a general solution, since I haven’t needed to send faxes recently. But I did set up my dialplan so that I could test that it works.
I used this:
This is not really easy. Especially the Mail2Tiff Conversion is tricky
(lots of different MIME/File formats). When you have the correct tiff file the rest ist easy. Try to narrow it down to an empty Mail Body using (one) PDF attachment. We used a self written Java app to prepare the files.
Am 25.06.2015 um 18:09 schrieb Eric Cooper:
Beware! This is an exercise fraught with pitfalls for the unwary. Your users will expect to be able to e-mail any proprietary format and have it appear on the remote fax machine exactly as though it would on their own printer; and will blame you when it doesn’t work because nothing else can read the files produced by an ancient piece of closed-source software that worked only with one particular obsolete version of Windows.
The correct procedure if some pointy-haired type asks you to do this, is to run away as fast as possible.
Since the O.P. said he’s using it for his home office, I think he’ll be able to control user expectations 🙂
I provide tech support to my parents on all their computers. The amount of annoyance I have dealt with in the last few months over the fact that a recipe program and various card making programs designed for Windows
3.1/95 won’t run on my mom’s Windows 7 64 bit computer tells me you are not as right as you think you are.
I hope his mother in law doesn’t live with him. That’s a support issue for sure.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Larsen Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:50 PM
To: Asterisk Users Mailing List – Non-Commercial Discussion Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] asterisk email to fax
I provide tech support to my parents on all their computers. The amount of annoyance I have dealt with in the last few months over the fact that a recipe program and various card making programs designed for Windows 3.1/95 won’t run on my mom’s Windows 7 64 bit computer tells me you are not as right as you think you are.
we use a PHP web page, that takes a few formats, PDF being the most common, anc convert it to TIFF.
If conversion succeeds we allow to download the TIFF file as a preview. Then the user confirms and the PHP places a .call file in asterisk spool
This is not a question of settings. You must decide yourself what to do and there are various options. Asterisk is only responsible for the transport.
You need to look at the following tasks:
– get the file or files into the asterisk box
– convert to a faxable tiff format
– generate a call file and put the tiff file where it belongs (but there are other methods)
– get fax report
Of course, at first you must configure Asterisk to accept facsimiles, which depends on which technologies you need. But everything is nicely documented.