As described in Section 1.4, the pop-up form is invoked by the special address IN%FAX-FORM (FAX-FORM from PMDF MAIL). The form is self-explanatory. Fill in the appropriate fields. Once you have finished entering the addresses, enter CTRL/Z or, if you are using DECwindows MAIL, click on the form's SEND button. (Note that from DECwindows MAIL, the form will not appear until you click on the mail create window's SEND button to send your message.)
Normally, you will ignore the last four blank lines on the form
Access code, and
Alias name). However, the
Alias name, can be very useful. If you will
often be sending FAXes to a certain address, then you can save that
address in your personal alias database which is a phone book of sorts.
To do this, pick a name to associate with the address and then enter
that name on the
Alias name line. Then, when you press
CTRL/Z (or click on the SEND button), the address will be saved under
that name in your personal alias database. In the future, you can send
FAXes to that address by merely citing the name---there is no need to
call up the form.
For example, suppose the pop-up form appears as shown in Figure 1-1. When you press CTRL/Z, the message will be sent as a FAX to jdoe, and the address will be saved under the name MRO-FAX. In the future you can use use the address IN%MRO-FAX to send additional FAXes to jdoe. Note that the form will not appear when you specify IN%MRO-FAX.
Figure 1-1 Saving a FAX Address With the Pop-Up Addressing Form
FAX gateway address: email@example.com FAX telephone number: 1 508 555 1212 Recipient's name: JDoe Telephone number: (508) 555-1212 Address: Example Company Initialization file: Transmit after: Access code: Alias name: MRO-FAX
You can also call up FAX addresses stored in your personal alias
database with the pop-up form. Merely enter the name of a stored
address on the
Alias name line and then press the SELECT
or FIND keypad key (FIND ALIAS button of the DECwindows MAIL pop-up
form). The address will then appear in the form. You can then edit it
and resave it under the same or a different name.
See the PMDF DB documentation, Section 9.3, for further information on the personal alias database. You can even declare, with PMDF DB, addresses which you save to be public so that other users can use them too, or so that you can use them yourself from other computers.