Send a fax transmission confirmation via eMail

Just as you can formward incoming faxes to you eMail account, you can send a transmission confirmation when a facsimile was sent successfully. You can even send a copy of the fax along with it.

bin/notify is the command script invoked by the facsimile server to notify a user about the status of an outbound job. It parses etc/FaxNotify so you can customize the script by editing the parameter file.

Unfortunately the variable names are quite different from the bin/faxrcvd script. To send a pdf copy of you outgoing facsimiles to you eMail address you have to change FaxNotify as follows:

RETURNFILETYPE=pdf;
mailaddr=user@domain.tld;

The allowed values for the RETURNFILETYPE variable are just the same as for FILETYPE in the bin/faxrcvd script: ps, tif or pdf.

And you can of course alter the bin/notify script itself, too. But as bin/faxrcvd it is part of the package distribution and subject to being overwritten by subsequent upgrades.

Resources:
http://hylafax.sourceforge.net/man/notify.php

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