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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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Release notes for AsterFax version 1.0 release candidate 2

AsterFax provides an Email to Fax gateway for the transmission of faxes using Asterisk.

Asterisk is an Open Source PBX (or PABX) integrating PSTN telephone lines and VOIP into a single solution, providing all of the functionality of a high end PBX; and best of all its free!
AsterFax builds on the services provided by Asterisk to provide a full fledged email based Fax Gateway.

What that means is that with AsterFax and Asterisk you can send faxes from your desktop using your standard email client without have to install any software on your desktop.

AsterFax can translate a normal email message into a fax message. You simply enter the destination phone number in the 'To' address, compose your email message and click send. Its that easy.

For more formal correspondence AsterFax also supports a growing number of file formats such as PDF, Tiff, Postscript, MS-Word and OpenOffice Writer. You can either attach the file to your email message or for applications such as MS-Word and OpenOffice you can fax directly from the applications by using the 'Send Email' option. The resulting email is sent as a fax message.

This release candidate includes a number of minor bug fixes and improvements to the install process

Install creates all required directories

In previous releases the working directories were not created automatically during the install. For this release all working and log directories are created during the install.

Init script provided

An init script has been provided. The script is installed to /usr/lib/asterfax. It must be manually copied to /etc/init.d and links must be created in /etc/rc3.d if need be. In later releases this may be automated.

Compression change to Group 4

The compression scheme used when creating TIF images has been changed to Group 4 compression.

DefaultFaxHandler handles outbound and inbound faxes

The DefaultFaxHandler only handled inbound faxes in rc1. It has been changed to handle both inbound and outbound faxes in this release.