Release notes for AsterFax version 1.1
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 includes the following bug fixes and enhancements
Fix handling of multipart/alternative
In version 1.0 multipart/alternative message parts were being handled
as multiple message parts instead of a collection if alternative parts.
This would've been causing a duplication of some pages in the fax. An
example of this is when Microsoft Outlook send a message with a plain
text and an HTML version of the message body. AsterFax would previously
have treated each of these as a separate part causing duplicates in the
Message body is now sent as the cover
page even with attachments
In previous releases AsterFax was ignoring the message body when
attachments were to be processed particularly where the message mime
type is multipart/alternative. This has been fixed.
Fix the default submitter name.
In previous releases the default submitter name was not correct so that
when a submitter name was not specified an error occured. Handle HTML reserved characters in e-mail
In previous releases if reserved HTML characters appeared in a mail
message the message would fail in the conversion. HTML characters are
now escaped before the conversion is attempted.
Handle application/octet-stream parts
using the file extension
Attachments with a mime type of application/octet-stream must be
handled according to their file extension because the mime-type can be
attributed to files of different types. AsterFax now uses the file
extension correctly to handle attachments of this mime type.