AsterFax the Email to Fax Gateway for Asterisk.
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AsterFax and Asterisk IT have both been renamed.

Asterfax is now known as Noojee Fax

Asterisk IT is now known as Noojee Telephony Solutions.

Noojee Fax documentation and support can now be obtained via:

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Asterisk IT is the primary developer and sponsor of AsterFax the Open Source Email to Fax Gateway for Asterisk.
Asterisk I.T. offer a range of support options for AsterFax as well as general Asterisk consulting services.  Contact for more information.
You can also receive support from the Asterfax and Asterisk communities by by posting at the relevant forum.

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Supported File Formats

AsterFax supports a growing number of file formats which can be included as an email attachment and subsequently faxed by AsterFax.

The following table lists the set of currently supported formats that ship with AsterFax. Support for a number of these file formats is dependant on third party software. The two main tools used are OpenOffice and Ghostscript.

OpenOffice is responsible for converting such file formats as MS-Word and MS-Excel to a PDF file.
Ghostscript is then used to convert PDF files to a tiff file ready for transmission.

Both of these tools (OpenOffice and Ghostcript) can easily be substituted  with other tools which provide similar functionality if desired.

AsterFax also provides a simple mechanism to add your own file formats by defining a Converter. You can read more on defining Converters here.
File Format Dependencies Comments/Limitations Status
text  ghost script Built in
html ghost script Built in
TiffG3 none TiffG3 is different from Tiff. TiffG3 is the fax specific tiff format. Production
PDF ghost script
PostScript ghost script
MS-Word OpenOffice, ghost script
MS-Excel OpenOffice, ghost script As when printing a spreadsheet you need to be certain to set the print area before faxing the document.
Power Point OpenOffice, ghost script In development not yet released
OpenOffice Writer OpenOffice, ghost script
OpenOffice Calc OpenOffice, ghost script In development not yet released
OpenOffice Impress OpenOffice, ghost script In development not yet released
StarWriter OpenOffice

AsterFax UserGuide
Configuring Email Clients
Supported File Formats
Installing AsterFax
Configuring AsterFax
Testing AsterFax
Trouble Shooting AsterFax
Running AsterFax
Configuring SendMail
Configuring GhostScript
Configuring OpenOffice
Add your own File format

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