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Old 03-21-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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How to setup fax function and email to fax

Hi folks,

Archlinux 86_64 2007-08-2 (as workstation)
Evolution - mail client
GNOME desktop

Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64 (as mail server)
Postfix - mail server
HylaFax server

I'm prepared to setup following faxing service on Archlinux;

Send fax direct on application, such as OOo, gedit, etc., with print command. It is similar to Symantic WinFax on Windows working as a Windows printer.

Email to fax
Send fax as email via HylaFax server on Ubuntu. Fax will be saved as .pdf/.tiff format and attached to the email to dispatch. The email body will be the cover page.

But I can't figure out how to achieve my goal. Could you please shed me some light. TIA

Send fax direct on application

I found "WinPrint HylaFax" which is a suitable application for this purpose.

But it runs on Windows. I don't consider running it on "wine" (I have no idea whether it runs on "wine" or not)

Then I found gfax;

I don't know whether it can achieve my goal - "send fax direct on application with "Print"? Any other suggestion?

Do I still need installing HylaFax on Archlinux?

Email to fax

Do I need install HylaFax on Archlinux? OR make use of the Ubuntu mail server for its dispatch?


Besides I can't find HylaFax and gfax on repo. Which repo provides these packages?

Old 03-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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I don't think satimis is a real person. I think it's a robot cleverly designed to post every email question under the sun.
Old 03-23-2008, 12:10 AM   #3
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Berhanie, start work on the meaning of life and world peace! I think you've cracked a big one! Satimis has more posts than I do, but every one is a question. AN yes, most are mai lserver questions.

Satimis, you've been around long enough to be told to do some research yourself.

Here's a hint

How hard was that?
Old 03-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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Yeah but..

Hi Guys,
Look I see you got beef with this dude, but remember the questions are valid and if you answer the question nicely the other members of LQ get the benefits...So any question answered is time well spent, it's not just for his benefit. Anyway I've got a situation where I'm running postfix I need to analyse the content of a email and then automatically modify it and send it as a fax based on some info found in the email. Basicaly it's for throttled accounts an email is sent I need to check in the email and see who's been throttled look up the fax number in a database and send a fax asking them to buy another gig or so. Any pointers? I don't know hylofax. The link it quite complex is there a clearer explantion?
Thanks alot
Shane Scott

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