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Event Scheduler

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The scheduling system in RelayFax allows you to specify exactly when and how often you want new mail to be collected and waiting outbound mail to be forwarded. It also provides some control over when normal and broadcast faxes are sent. You can designate a window in which RelayFax will or will not send either type of fax.

Simple Scheduling

Always process mail immediately when a new fax is received

Enable this check box and RelayFax will initiate a mail transaction with the server each time a new fax is received. This will allow the fastest delivery of newly received faxes.

Wait [xx] minutes after the last mail check before starting the next one

Using this Simple Scheduling feature you can configure RelayFax to begin processing every time a designated number of minutes has elapsed. This countdown begins at the conclusion of any mail processing event no matter what caused the event to be triggered.

In order for Simple Scheduling to take effect during any given day, at least one timed entry must exist for that day in the list of specifically scheduled times. This makes it possible for you to use simple scheduling but still limit faxing to specific days.

For example,

If you want to schedule 45 minutes between dialup sessions but only on Monday through Friday. You will need to enable the Simple Scheduling option and enter 45 minutes into the control. Then you must enter at least one scheduled time for each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). Since there wouldn't be a scheduled time for Saturday or Sunday, those days would be exempt and no mail processing event would be triggered by Simple Scheduling. The time you select when you setup your trigger days doesn't matter. Simple Scheduling only checks whether or not an entry for any particular day exists.

Specific Mail Checking Events

Using this method, you can designate exact times that you wish RelayFax to begin Mail Checking Events.

What day?

Select the days that you wish to schedule.

What hour?

Select the hour that you wish to schedule.

What minute?

Select the minute that you wish to schedule.

Remove

If you wish to delete an entry from the list, select it and then click this button.

Add

Once you've selected the day, hour, and minute, click this button to add the time to the list of scheduled events.

Clear

This button removes all entries from the schedule listing.

Fax Scheduling

Use the options in this section to schedule a daily window of time in which faxes may or may not be sent by RelayFax. You can specify a separate time-period for both normal and broadcast faxes, whether the period is to allow or disallow sending faxes, and whether or not it will be applied every day or just weekdays (Monday thru Friday).

Send normal faxes according to this schedule

Click this option to set a time window for all normal (i.e. non-broadcast) faxes. Choose "send" in the first drop-down box if you wish to allow RelayFax to send faxes during the scheduled time. Choose "don't send" if you wish to disallow the sending of faxes during that period. Designate the starting and ending hour, and then choose "every day" if you wish the period to be enforced every day or "weekdays" if you wish the scheduled period to be enforced only Monday thru Friday.

Send broadcast faxes according to this schedule

Click this option to set a time window for all broadcast faxes. Choose "send" in the first drop-down box if you wish to allow RelayFax to send broadcast faxes during the scheduled time. Choose "don't send" if you wish to disallow the sending of broadcast faxes during that period. Designate the starting and ending hour, and then choose "every day" if you wish the period to be enforced every day or "weekdays" if you wish the scheduled period to be enforced only Monday thru Friday.