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HOW TO SEND LONG-DISTANCE FAXES FOR FREE ON THE INTERNET (this is a public service of the Internet Multicasting Service and is totally legit and above-board, in case you're wondering):
The address format for fax requests is "[email protected]", where NAME is the name of the recipient (this will be printed on the fax cover sheet) with underscores (_) instead of spaces, and NUMBER is their fax number with all its digits reversed and separated by dots (.). The country code _must_ be included in the fax number; the country code for the United States is 1. So, for example, if you wanted to fax Representative Lynn Schenk at 1-202-225-2042, you would address your e-mail to "[email protected]".
Not all areas are covered by fax servers. If you try sending to somewhere that isn't covered, your message will be returned to you. Here is the coverage list as of January 1994:
Australia (+61) Sydney (+61-2) Wollongong (+61-42) Canberra (+61-62) Canada and the United States (+1) +1-313 +1-317 Battle Ground Brookston Buck Creek Clarks Hill Lafayette/West Lafayette (Purdue University) Mulberry Otterbein Romney West Point +1-408 Aptos Ben Lomond Boulder Creek Campbell Felton Los Gatos San Jose 1 San Jose 2 San Jose 3 Santa Cruz 1 Santa Cruz 2 Saratoga Sunnyvale +1-412 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh +1-415 Belvedere La Honda Los Altos Mountain View Pacifica Palo Alto Redwood City San Carlos-Belmont San Francisco 1 San Francisco 2 San Francisco 3 Sausalito South San Francisco-San Bruno Woodside +1-508 Acton Andover Beverly Billerica Concord Danvers Dover Framingham Littleton Lowell Maynard Medfield Natick North Reading Peabody Salem Topsfield Westford Wilmington +1-510 Antioch Clayton Concord 1 Danville East Bay 1 East Bay 2 East Bay 3 East Bay 4 Fremont-Newark 1 Fremont-Newark 2 F remont-Newark 3 Hayward Lafayette Martinez Moraga Orinda Pittsburg Pittsburg West Richmond Walnut Creek +1-615 Bean Station Claxton Clinton Concord Dandridge Friendsville Gatlinburg Greenback Halls Cross Roads Harriman Jefferson City Kingston Knoxville Lake City Lenoir City Loudon Maryville Mascot-Strawberry Plains Maynardville Norris Oak Ridge Oliver Springs Powell Rockwood Rutledge Sevierville Sharps Chapel Tate Springs Townsend Washburn White Pine +1-617 Arlington Bedford Belmont Boston Central Brighton Brookline Burlington Cambridge Charlestown Chelsea Dedham Dorchester East Boston Everett Hingham Hull Hyde Park Lexington Lincoln Lynn Lynnfield Malden Marblehead Medford Melrose Milton Needham Newton Norwood Quincy Randolph Reading Revere Roxbury Saugus Somerville South Boston Stoneham Wakefield Walpole Waltham Watertown Wayland Wellesley West Roxbury Weymouth Winchester Winthrop Woburn O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., MA Cambridge Computer Associates, Inc., MA +1-703 Alexandria-Arlington Braddock Department of Defense Dulles-Metro Engleside Fairfax-Vienna Falls Church-McLean Herndon Lorton Pay Per View Repair Service +1-718 Cambridge Computer Associates, Inc., NY Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, NY Tinkelman Enterprises, Inc. +1-800 +1-818 Azusa Covina 1 Covina 2 San Gabriel Canyon +1-909 Chino Claremont Diamond Bar Ontario Pomona Upland 1 Upland 2 Brigham Young University (+1-801) Manhattan and Staten Island, NY (+1-212) New York City (misc), NY (+1-917) Temporary +1-301-981 (+1-301) University of Wisconsin, Madison (+1-608) Washington, DC (+1-202) Denmark (+45) Copenhagen (+45-3) Greater Copenhagen (+45-4) Germany (+49) Universitaet Dortmund (+49-231-755) FernUniversitaet Hagen (+49-233-1987) New Zealand (+64) The Netherlands (+31) Amsterdam (+31-20) United Kingdom (+44) University of Oxford (+44-8652)
If you want to send images instead of (or in addition to) text, use
MIME. MIME is the Internet-standards track technology for multi-media messaging.
Remote printer servers support, at a minimum,
the following MIME content types:
So, you might send something like the following: To: [email protected] MIME-Version: 1.0
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