From: Gord Hannah To: B.J. Guillot Thread: Message to Fax (1/14) Date: 27-Jul-97, 8:43am (Ref# 5553) FAX/fax: 1-255-555-1212 Hello B.J. hope you are having a good day :-)! I may have missed something in the docs, what I would like to do is write my Faxes in Timed, have MakeFAX recognise be a little bit of AI, ie read the message whether it be in Squish, Jam, Hudson. or .MSG, what ever, then send it out to whom ever automatically. I can setup an event within Bink to do so. The format within Timed, Golded, Termail, whatever would be like this message. The fax line would not be read in the message to the receiver, just the sender would see it. Is this possible? Just an idea. Hope this helps. Keep us posted. We are a fine board trying to make it better. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3782 ghannah@sun.pris.bc.ca Gord --- timEd 1.10+ * Origin: Marsh BBS (c) [Dawson Creek BC Canada] 1-250-786-7921 (1:17/23)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Gord Hannah Thread: Message to Fax (2/14) Date: 29-Jul-97, 11:50pm (Ref# 5563) > I may have missed something in the docs, what I would like to do is write my > Faxes in Timed, have MakeFAX recognise be a little bit of AI, ie read the > message whether it be in Squish, Jam, Hudson. or .MSG, what ever, then send i > out to whom ever automatically. I can setup an event within Bink to do so. > > The format within Timed, Golded, Termail, whatever would be like this message > The fax line would not be read in the message to the receiver, just the send > would see it. Is this possible? > > Just an idea. This would be a massive about of work to do this, and I just don't see it being something that would be profitable for me to do. You might be able to find some external programs that will extract messages from these message bases. Perhaps if you can find something like that, we can work on something, but I don't want to put any kind of message-base routines into BGFAX. Regards, bgfax author
From: Fane To: Gord Hannah Thread: Message to Fax (3/14) Date: 30-Jul-97, 8:20pm (Ref# 5574) 27 Jul 97 08:43, Gord Hannah wrote to B.J. Guillot: GH> I may have missed something in the docs, what I would like to do is GH> write my Faxes in Timed, have MakeFAX recognise be a little bit of AI, GH> ie read the message whether it be in Squish, Jam, Hudson. or .MSG, GH> what ever, then send it out to whom ever automatically. I can setup GH> an event within Bink to do so. To anyone, is there a JAM "message to fax" program? I have many .MSG ones... 1:170/853.0 fane@mo.gratisnet.com +1 918 455 5806 -- Fax --- {Mnemonic Oubliette} --- * Origin: Loc (1:170/853)
From: Brent McLaren To: Gord Hannah Thread: Message to Fax (4/14) Date: 31-Jul-97, 10:22pm (Ref# 5577) following up a message from B.J. Guillot to Gord Hannah: > I may have missed something in the docs, what I would like to do is > write my > Faxes in Timed, have MakeFAX recognise be a little bit of AI, ie read the > message whether it be in Squish, Jam, Hudson. or .MSG, what ever, > then send i > out to whom ever automatically. I can setup an event within Bink to do so. What you could try is using Netmgr. It can scan any message area, and then look for specific triggers in the header. You could then have netmgr call makefax (or bgfax, which automatically calls makefax) with the body of the message, and use the header information for the phone number. You would send a message to; To: BGFAX (1:250/536) From: Brent McLaren (1:250/536) Subject: 601-0085 -------------------- This fax is for you at your fax number (601-0085) Your NETMGR.CFG would look something like this; === Sample clipping from NETMGR.CFG === ScanDir d:\fd\netmail ; Check netmail folder ; Mask format ; =========== ; fromname, fromaddress, toname, toaddress, subject, attributes ; (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Mask *, *, BGFAX, 1:250/536, *, -s ; Look for messages addressed to BGFAX on my system which have not been sent Action RunExternal d:\bgfax\sendfax.bat [from] [subject] [file] ; Call batch file with 'Senders Name' 'Subject (Phone number)' and 'file ; (message body)' as parameters. Action Rewrite *, *, *, *, *, +s ; Turn on sent flag, so that fax will not be sent again === End of sample NETMGR.CFG === === Sample sendfax.bat ==== @ECHO OFF CD D:\BGFAX bgfax /send %3 %2 /fr=%1 /to=%2 REM Input paramaters %1 = User sending fax REM %2 = Phone number to send fax to REM %3 = Textfile to send as a fax. === End of sample sendfax.bat === This has not been tested. I just thought it up after reading your message. I will play with this for a bit, and let you know if I get it working. FYI Netmgr can read Squish, Jam, Hudson and *.msg message bases. The [file] variable is the full pathname to a file created by NETMGR with the body of the message. You should be able to get allot more creative with this. For example, you might decide to put the person's name you want to send the fax to in the TO field of your message, and then have a special address on your system that is to be faxed from. I.E. I could make a destination address of 1:250/536.1 be the trigger to send the fax. The mask would look like this; Mask *, *, *, 1:250/536.1, *, -s and then include a [to] as one of the variables to pass to the sendfax batch file. You could also look at the errorlevel sent back from bgfax, and have netmgr post a reply back to the sender depending if the fax was sent successfully or not. If you don't already have it, get Netmgr. It is one of the most powerful utilities you will ever use. Brent --- FastEcho 1.46 * Origin: House of Fire BBS - Net250 NEC/HUB 5 - (416)601-0085 (1:250/99)
From: Gord Hannah To: B.J. Guillot Thread: Message to Fax (5/14) Date: 31-Jul-97, 7:22pm (Ref# 5580) Replying to a message from B.J. Guillot 1:106/400 to Gord Hannah, About Message to Fax, On Tue, Jul 29, 1997 BJG> This would be a massive about of work to do this, and I just don't BJG> see it being something that would be profitable for me to do. Just thought I would ask, can't blame me for that. :-)) Hope this helps. Keep us posted. We are a fine board trying to make it better. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3782 ghannah@sun.pris.bc.ca Gord --- timEd 1.10+ * Origin: Marsh BBS (c) [Dawson Creek BC Canada] 1-250-786-7921 (1:17/23)
From: Gord Hannah To: Fane Thread: Message to Fax (6/14) Date: 31-Jul-97, 7:24pm (Ref# 5581) Replying to a message from Fane 1:170/853 to Gord Hannah, About Message to Fax, On Wed, Jul 30, 1997 F> To anyone, is there a JAM "message to fax" program? I have many .MSG F> ones... Or preferably squish. I too have plenty of .MSG to fax but none of the others if they exist. Hope this helps. Keep us posted. We are a fine board trying to make it better. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3782 ghannah@sun.pris.bc.ca Gord --- timEd 1.10+ * Origin: Marsh BBS (c) [Dawson Creek BC Canada] 1-250-786-7921 (1:17/23)
From: Gord Hannah To: Brent McLaren Thread: Message to Fax (7/14) Date: 02-Aug-97, 9:38pm (Ref# 5588) Replying to a message from Brent McLaren 1:250/99 to Gord Hannah, About Message to Fax, On Thu, Jul 31, 1997 BM> What you could try is using Netmgr. It can scan any message area, BM> and then look for specific triggers in the header. You could then BM> have netmgr call makefax (or bgfax, which automatically calls BM> makefax) with the body of the message, and use the header BM> information for the phone number. _ _ _O_/_ _C_u_t_ _H_e_r_e_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O \ BM> This has not been tested. I just thought it up after reading your BM> message. I will play with this for a bit, and let you know if I get BM> it working. FYI Netmgr can read Squish, Jam, Hudson and *.msg BM> message bases. The [file] variable is the full pathname to a file BM> created by NETMGR with the body of the message. _ _ _O_/_ _C_u_t_ _H_e_r_e_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O \ BM> If you don't already have it, get Netmgr. It is one of the most BM> powerful utilities you will ever use. I have Netmgr here and use it for auto posting my rules and echo related stuff automatically. Snagged the stuff you put in this message and will try it out. If you succed in testing before me let meknow how it works, I have a point set up and could probably us it from my point software too. I am looking at a painless way of sending faxes. Hope to have it real simple at the end result. :-)) Thanks for your reply. Hope this helps. Keep us posted. We are a fine board trying to make it better. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3782 ghannah@pris.bc.ca Gord --- timEd 1.10+ * Origin: Marsh BBS (c) [Dawson Creek BC Canada] 1-250-786-7921 (1:17/23)
From: Richard Town To: B.J. Guillot Thread: Message to Fax (8/14) Date: 10-Aug-97, 9:54am (Ref# 5614) -=> Quoting B.J. Guillot to Gord Hannah <=- BG> You might be able to find some external programs that will extract BG> messages from these message bases. Perhaps if you can find something BG> like that, we can work on something, but I don't want to put any kind BG> of message-base routines into BGFAX. FaxGate has the ability to do this for netmail in ->fax out direction, It scans message base for traffic addressed To: FAXGATE, converts text from ASCII to faxformat (.fxs?) and sends out to phone number in Re: line. Havn't found anything that can scan a fax header for a nodenumber/ addressee allowing the faxfile (or say converted to .pcx) could be onforwarded to as a FAttach, except for all faxinbounds. The closest just makes an email to tell sysop that a fax has been received. And if that sysop's away, then with sysop BBS security level, could then log on to own system, and retrieve those .pcx files from a secure filesarea. Some progs available for FReq or d/load from origin: BBSFAX10.ZIP [02] E-Mail in, fax out. Untried here, but understand faxes converted then sent by event trigger. Reports please...? FAXEM10.ARJ [00] +FAXEM V1.0 ONLINE FAX DOOR +Fax-Em works with door.sys, chain.txt +dorinfo.def, callinfo.bbs, pcboard.sys, +user.sys, sfdoors.dat. Fax-Em will +send a fax while user is online. FAXGSBBS.ARJ [00] Outlines procedures, .bat files for operating a send fax door in SBBS. 'Spose it works in RA too... FAXHVN21.ZIP [02] 1-Step FAXHAVEN ver2.1 includes 1-Step High Quality FAX ver4.1 (for sending FAXes) PLUS all FAX receive processing functions: receive, view, print, purge, archive convert to several graphic formats. FAXMGR20.ZIP [01] Fax Manager Door Program: designed to allow SysOps running single node BBS to offer send-fax. The fax is sent immediately after user logs off FIDOFX11.ZIP [03] + + FIDOFAX 1.1 + + This utility will create a + FD Netmail message anytime a FAX + is received from BGFax. + Also with this version you can + set the file attributes. + Stormfront Software QFAX20.ARJ [00] +QUICKFAX v2.0 Now offer fax services to your +BBS users. Extracts message from message +base and converts them to a format for +faxing. Also calls fax software. Now with +support for INTERNATIONAL numbers. Supports +Fido (*.msg), Hudson (RA/QBBS), Squish, +EZYCom, and JAM message bases. Whatever happened to the U,FAX flag? rgdZ Richard --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: Another message via PackLink +44(0)1812972486 (2:254/235)
From: Craig Ford To: Richard Town Thread: Message to Fax (9/14) Date: 14-Aug-97, 7:40pm (Ref# 5615) Richard Town wrote the following to B.J. Guillot, and I quote (in part): RT> Whatever happened to the U,FAX flag? It was deemed to only be applicable if one were offering fascimile gateway service to the net (ala the GUUCP flag). Regards.... Craig aka: cford@ix.netcom.com : craig.ford@2001.conchbbs.com --- timEd/2 1.10+ * Origin: Dayze of Futures Past * V.Everything * 281-458-0237 * (1:106/2001)
From: Gary Kopycinski To: Richard Town Thread: Message to Fax (10/14) Date: 17-Aug-97, 5:34pm (Ref# 5620) RT> sent immediately after user logs off RT> FIDOFX11.ZIP [03] RT> + RT> + FIDOFAX 1.1 RT> + RT> + This utility will create a RT> + FD Netmail message anytime a FAX RT> + is received from BGFax. RT> + Also with this version you can RT> + set the file attributes. RT> + Stormfront Software RT> QFAX20.ARJ [00] RT> +QUICKFAX v2.0 Now offer fax services to your RT> +BBS users. Extracts message from message RT> +base and converts them to a format for RT> +faxing. Also calls fax software. Now with RT> +support for INTERNATIONAL numbers. Supports RT> +Fido (*.msg), Hudson (RA/QBBS), Squish, RT> +EZYCom, and JAM message bases. RT> --- FMail/386 1.02 RT> * Origin: Another message via PackLink +44(0)1812972486 (2:254/235) Does anyone have these files available for FREQ in Zone 1? GK --- Maximus/2 3.01 * Origin: The Shire BBS * (708) 755-0915 (1:2222/147)
From: Craig Ford To: Gary Kopycinski Thread: Message to Fax (11/14) Date: 18-Aug-97, 11:38am (Ref# 5621) Gary Kopycinski wrote the following to Richard Town, and I quote (in part): RT-> FIDOFX11.ZIP RT-> QFAX20.ARJ GK> Does anyone have these files available for FREQ in Zone 1? Yes, they are available from the origin. Note that QFAX requires that you also have a copy of QuickLink. Regards.... Craig aka: cford@ix.netcom.com : craig.ford@2001.conchbbs.com --- timEd/2 1.10+ * Origin: Dayze of Futures Past * V.Everything * 281-458-0237 * (1:106/2001)
From: Richard Town To: Craig Ford Thread: Message to Fax (12/14) Date: 09-Sep-97, 11:14am (Ref# 5717) -=> Quoting Craig Ford to Gary Kopycinski <=- CF> RT-> QFAX20.ARJ CF> Note that QFAX requires that you also have a copy of QuickLink. <snip QFAX.DOC> QuickFax has been tested and regulary used with BGFAX and Silver Express. For example Silver Express setup files see 11-FAX.ARJ. Course, some people believe in wormholes, Father Christmas, and that the Courier is good for fax... rgdZ :) Richard --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: Another message via PackLink +44(0)1812972486 (2:254/235)
From: Craig Ford To: Richard Town Thread: Message to Fax (13/14) Date: 13-Sep-97, 6:58pm (Ref# 5719) Richard Town wrote the following to Craig Ford, and I quote (in part): -=> Note: Copied from BGFAX by WIMM/2 1.31 -=> Quoting Craig Ford to Gary Kopycinski <=- CF> Note that QFAX requires that you also have a copy of QuickLink. RT> <snip QFAX.DOC> RT> QuickFax has been tested and regulary used with BGFAX and RT> Silver Express. For example Silver Express setup files see RT> 11-FAX.ARJ. Yep, I completely missed that. In spite of completely unnecessary dig at the Courier (which _nobody_ claims is great for fax), the heads up is appreciated. Regards.... Craig aka: cford@ix.netcom.com : craig.ford@2001.conchbbs.com --- timEd/2 1.10+ * Origin: Dayze of Futures Past * V.Everything * 281-458-0237 * (1:106/2001)
From: Richard Town To: Craig Ford Thread: Message to Fax (14/14) Date: 29-Oct-97, 9:46pm (Ref# 5819) -=> Quoting Craig Ford to Richard Town <=- RT> <snip QFAX.DOC> RT> QuickFax has been tested and regulary used with BGFAX and RT> Silver Express. For example Silver Express setup files see RT> 11-FAX.ARJ. CF> Yep, I completely missed that. In spite of completely unnecessary dig CF> at the Courier (which _nobody_ claims is great for fax), the heads up CF> is appreciated. I'm doing some systems' design at the moment, so you may find my replies a bit stratospheric :) Keep well Richard ... just when you've got the context diag sorted, up pops the client and --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: Another message via PackLink +44(0)1812972486 (2:254/235)