From Email2fax - email to fax gateway for Asterisk
What is email2fax?
email2fax allows you to send a fax through your Asterisk PBX.
It accepts emails with a PDF or a TIFF attachment, and faxes them through Asterisk to a number specified in a subject field of the email.
How email2fax works?
The idea behind email2fax is simple - email2fax processes emails:
- it expects to find a fax number in a subject field of the email,
- it expects to find one PDF or one TIFF attachment,
- if these conditions are met, it converts an attachment to the right format, and passes it to Asterisk, and instructs it to send it to a specified number.
With Hy-email2fax, it's possible to send faxes through your Hylafax server.
email2fax was inspired by mail2fax from http://www.generationd.com. As mail2fax wasn't really user friendly (it didn't support PDF attachments; TIFF attachments had to be in a special format), I decided to write my own implementation.