As mentioned in the previous section, there are two addressing formats which you can use to send a FAX. Again, keep in mind that you might not need to learn these formats: it might be possible for you to use the pop-up FAX addressing forms.
The first addressing format is simply
fax-numberis the FAX telephone number to dial (e.g., 17145551212), and
fax-domainis a special domain name which directs your message to PMDF-FAX. This name was chosen by your system manager when PMDF-FAX was installed; contact your system manager to obtain the domain name which you should use. A sample FAX address in this format is
fax-numberwithout also enclosing it in double quotes:
"+1 714 555 1212"@fax.example.com
The second format is more elaborate and allows you to specify optional information which can appear on the cover page. The appearance of a FAX address in this second format is
|AFTER||Transmit the FAX after the specified time; time must be specified in OpenVMS's standard date/time format|
|AUTH||Authorization or access code|
|COVER||Cover page to use|
|O||Recipient's organization or company|
|OU||Recipient's organizational unit or department|
|FN||Recipient's FAX telephone number|
|SETUP||Setup file or module to use|
|SFN||Your FAX telephone number|
|STN||Your telephone number|
|TN||Recipient's telephone number|
A sample FAX address in this format is
The only mandatory attribute is the telephone number for the destination FAX device, FN. All other information about the recipient is optional. More than one FN item can appear in a single address; each FAX telephone number so specified will be tried until the FAX is successfully transmitted. Also, up to four OU attributes can be specified.
The time specified with an AFTER attribute must conform to the OpenVMS date-time specification standards. For instance, "/AFTER=11-NOV-2002 22:00:00" specifies that the FAX is to be delivered to the specified recipient after 10:00 PM on January 1, 1992.