RelayFax will insert a line of text at the top of each faxed page. This line is called a banner. With RelayFax it is possible to custom format your banner to automatically include various kinds of information such as the date and time, total pages, recipient's or sender's name, your fax device's identifier (CSID), and various other options.
By inserting special formatting characters into the banner, you may automatically include some information concerning the fax. See the list below for descriptions of these characters.
Although the banner may be any length, only one line will appear at the top of a fax. This line may consist of up to three parts. These parts are a left-justified portion, a center-justified portion, and a right-justified portion. Each part is separated by the vertical bar character ("|"). Since none of these areas are limited in size, there is the potential that they may at times overwrite one another.
If the banner option is left blank no fax banner will be sent. However, it is common practice to include a banner on outgoing faxes, and in some regions it is even required.
RelayFax Banner Formatting Characters
The following is a glossary of all valid formatting characters that may be used in the RelayFax Banner:
|·||%d = date in short format|
|·||%D = date in long format|
|·||%t = send time (24 hour format, e.g. 1:00pm = 13:00:00)|
|·||%p = total number of pages in the fax|
|·||%y = Recipient's Company|
|·||%f = Recipient's Fax Number|
|·||%x = Sender's Fax Number|
|·||%h = Sender's Voice Number|
Inbound Banner Formatting Characters
On the Default Rules pane of the Mail Sources and Rules dialog, you can configure RelayFax to add a banner to inbound faxes. The following formatting characters can be used in that feature:
%d = date in short format
%D = date in long format
%t = send time (24 hour format, e.g. 1:00pm = 13:00:00)
%p = total number of pages in the fax
%c = current page
%r,%f = DID number if available, otherwise received port
%s = Caller ID information if available, otherwise Sender's Fax ID
%i = Sender's Fax ID
%T = Tracking Number