JPH05103127A - Fax transmission method and device - Google Patents

Fax transmission method and device

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JPH05103127A
JPH05103127A JP16287391A JP16287391A JPH05103127A JP H05103127 A JPH05103127 A JP H05103127A JP 16287391 A JP16287391 A JP 16287391A JP 16287391 A JP16287391 A JP 16287391A JP H05103127 A JPH05103127 A JP H05103127A
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Yoshiyuki Miyabe
Takuya Sugita
義幸 宮部
卓也 杉田
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PURPOSE: To distribute documents with a FAX by executing an electronic mail reception step, a FAX number preparation step and a FAX transmission step transmitting the content of an electronic mail to the FAX number of a transmission destination.
CONSTITUTION: An electronic mail reception part 101 receives electronic mails delivered through a network. A FAX number preparation part 102 discriminates whether the FAX number of a transmission destination or the name of the transmission destination exist or not by referring to the header part of an electronic mail received by the reception part 101. When it exists, the part 102 prepares the FAX number of the transmission destination from the information. A FAX transmission part 103 performs a bit extension of the content of the electronic mail main body part, dials with an autodialer by receiving the FAX number prepared by the preparation part 102, performs a communication by a protocol complied with a facsimile specification and the information for which the bit extension of the mail main body part was performed is transmitted to a trunk line. Thus, the advantage of the electronic mail can be utilized to a maximum and a system having a high convenience can be constructed.
COPYRIGHT: (C)1993,JPO&Japio

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【産業上の利用分野】本発明は、電子メ−ルを扱えるシステムにおけるFAXの送信方法およびその装置に関するものである。 The present invention relates to email - relates transmission method and apparatus of the FAX in a system that can handle Le.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】近年計算機システムにおいてネットワ− Networks BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION In recent years computer system -
クを利用した電子メ−ルシステムが盛んに導入されるようになった。 Email using click - now mail system is actively introduced. 電子メ−ルシステムでは標準化された文字コ−ドを送受信することにより文書の連絡や共有化及び再利用等が容易に行なえるほか、電話のように相手の時間的都合を考慮せずに通信できる等の大きな利点が得られる。 Email - Le system standardized character code is - de addition performed easily in touch or sharing and reuse like a document by transmitting and receiving a communication without considering the temporal circumstances of the other party as a telephone great advantage of the like can be obtained. 最近では文字コ−ドだけでなく、図形や写真をも送受信できる電子メ−ルシステムが導入されつつある。 Recently character code is - de well, electron can send and receive also the figures and photographs main - Le system is being introduced.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】ところで、電子メ−ルシステムは、ネットワ−クの張られている範囲でなおかつ電子メ−ルの読める装置が存在するといういわば社会のインフラストラクチュアが整わないと、その使用範囲が限定され有効性が損なわれる。 The object of the invention is to be Solved by the way, email - le systems, networks - click the tensioned and has yet email in the range - If you do not speak social infrastructure is Seiwa that Le of the read apparatus is present, its effectiveness range of use is limited is impaired. このため、ネットワークの範囲外へ文書等を送る場合、従来は、電子メ−ルの内容を一度プリントアウトして郵便等で物理的に送るか、もしくはFAX装置を利用して送信し直さなければならないという課題があった。 Therefore, when sending a document or the like to the outside of the network, conventionally, email - or send once print out the contents of Le physically by mail or the like, or if re-transmitted using the FAX device there was a problem that does not have.

【0004】また、このときにも誰に対して文書等を送信したかは別途記録する必要があり、送信文書に直接記録されない等の課題があった。 [0004] At this time it is necessary to separately or sent the document such as a recording to anyone in, there is a problem such that not recorded directly on the transmission document. そこで、本発明は、電子メ−ルシステムのネットワ−クの範囲外に対して電子メ−ルの内容を自動的にFAX送信して、公衆回線の範囲に送信範囲を広げ上記課題を解決しようとするものである。 Accordingly, the present invention provides email - networks of mail system - Electronic respect outside the click menu - automatically FAX sends the contents of Le, to solve the above problems spread transmission range in the range of the public line it is an.

【0005】 [0005]

【問題点を解決するための手段】上記目的を達成するため、本発明に係るFAX送信方法は、電子メ−ルを受信できる電子メ−ル受信ステップと、前記電子メ−ル受信ステップで受信した電子メ−ルの内容から送信先のFA To achieve Means for Solving the Problems] The above object, FAX transmission method according to the present invention, email - electrons can receive Le main - and Le receiving step, the email - Receive Le receiving step the email - FA of destination from the contents of the le
X番号に関する情報を取り出し送信先のFAX番号を作成するFAX番号作成ステップと、前記FAX番号作成ステップで作成された送信先のFAX番号宛に電子メ− A FAX number generating step of generating a FAX number of the destination to retrieve information about the X number, the FAX number is created in the creation step transmission destination of FAX number addressed to email -
ルの内容を送信するFAX送信ステップを実行することを特徴としている。 It is characterized by performing a FAX transmission step of transmitting the contents of the le.

【0006】又、本発明に係るFAX送信装置は、電子メ−ルを受信できる電子メ−ル受信部と、前記電子メ− [0006] Also, FAX transmission apparatus according to the present invention, email - email can receive Le - and Le receiving section, the email -
ル受信部で受信した電子メ−ルの内容から送信先のFA Email received by Le receiver - FA destination from the content of the Le
X番号に関する情報を取り出し送信先のFAX番号を作成するFAX番号作成部と、前記FAX番号作成部で作成された送信先のFAX番号宛に電子メ−ルの内容を送信するFAX送信部とを具備することを特徴としている。 A FAX number creation unit that creates a FAX number of the destination to retrieve information about the X number, the FAX number created by the creation unit transmission destination of FAX number addressed to email - a FAX transmission unit for transmitting the contents of the Le It is characterized by comprising.

【0007】また、請求項2および4記載の発明は、上記構成に、受信した電子メ−ルの内容から該電子メ−ルの送信者に関する情報を取り出し処理を行なう送信者処理部を追加してFAX送信装置を構成する。 [0007] The invention of claim 2 and 4 described, in the above configuration, the received email - electronic from the contents of Le menu - add the sender processor that performs sender information about the retrieval process of the Le constituting the FAX transmission apparatus Te.

【0008】 [0008]

【作用】前記した構成により、電子メ−ルの送信者は電子メ−ルの中に送信先のFAX番号に関する情報を入れておくだけで電子メ−ルのサ−ビス範囲外に対しても、 By the action was the configuration, email - Le sender email - electrons only put information on FAX number of the destination in the Le menu - Le Sa ​​- even for bis range ,
通常の電子メ−ルを出すことにより、FAXによって文書の配布が可能とする。 Normal email - by issuing Le, and can distribute a document by FAX.

【0009】 [0009]

【実施例】以下、請求項1および3記載の発明のFAX EXAMPLES The following, FAX of the invention of claim 1 and 3, wherein
送信装置の一実施例を図面を用いて説明する。 It will be described with reference to the drawings an embodiment of a transmitting device. 第1図は本発明の一実施例におけるFAX送信装置の構成図である。 FIG. 1 is a block diagram of a FAX transmission apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. 図中101は電子メ−ル受信部、102はFAX Figure 101 email - Le receiving unit, 102 FAX
番号作成部、103はFAX送信部である。 Number generation unit, 103 is a FAX transmission unit.

【0010】電子メール受信部101は、ネットワークを通じて送られてくる電子メールを受信する。 [0010] The e-mail receiving section 101 receives an e-mail sent through the network. 電子メールはヘッダ部と電子メール本体部とからなるフォーマット構成をしている。 E-mail has a format structure comprising a header portion and the e-mail body portion. 本実施例において、FAX送信可能な電子メールを図2(a)〜(c)に示す。 This Example demonstrates a FAX transmission can be e-mail in FIG. 2 (a) ~ (c). 図2(a) FIGS. 2 (a)
の電子メールは、メールヘッダ部10内のTOフィールドに識別子@と共に、送信先FAX番号を記載した例である。 Email of, together with the identifier @ in the TO field of the mail header section 10, is an example that describes the destination FAX number. 図2(b)は、メールヘッダ部10にて送信先の名称を記載した例、図2(c)は、メールヘッダ部10 2 (b) is an example that describes the name of the destination by e-mail header section 10, FIG. 2 (c), the mail header portion 10
にFAX番号フィールド11を設けた例を示している。 The FAX number field 11 shows an example in which the.

【0011】FAX番号作成部102は、電子メール受信部101が受信した電子メールのヘッダ部を参照して送信先FAX番号又は、送信先の名称があるかどうか判定し、あればその情報から送信先FAX番号を作成する。 [0011] FAX number creating unit 102, e-mail receiving unit 101 by referring to the destination FAX number or the header of the email received is determined whether there is a destination name, sent from the information if to create a destination FAX number. FAX送信部103は、電子メール本体部の内容をビット展開すると共に、FAX番号作成部10が作成したFAX番号を受けてオートダイアラーでダイアルし、 FAX transmission unit 103, the content of the e-mail body portion with bit expansion, dial auto dialer receiving FAX number FAX number creating unit 10 creates,
CCITTの定めるファクシミリ規格に従ったプロトコルで通信を行い、メール本体部のビット展開した情報を局線へ送出する。 Communicates with protocol in accordance with the facsimile standard established by CCITT, it sends the bit expanded data of the mail body portion to the central office line.

【0012】図3〜図5はFAX送信装置各部の行う動作を説明するフローチャートである。 [0012] FIGS. 3-5 is a flowchart for explaining the operation performed by the FAX transmission device units. このうち、図3 Of these, as shown in FIG. 3
は、図2(a)のフォーマットで示される電子メールを受信した場合の動作、図4は、図2(b)のフォーマットで示される電子メールを受信した場合の動作、図5 The operation when receiving the e-mail shown in the format of FIG. 2 (a), FIG. 4, the operation when receiving the e-mail shown in the format of FIG. 2 (b), FIG. 5
は、図2(c)のフォーマットで示される電子メールを受信した場合の動作を夫々示している。 Represents respectively the operation when receiving the e-mail shown in the format of FIG. 2 (c).

【0013】尚、図2(b)の電子メールを受信するF [0013] Incidentally, receiving e-mail in FIG. 2 (b) F
AX装置においては、図6に示すように、送信先名称と送信先FAX番号の対応関係を示すテーブルを予じめF In AX apparatus, as shown in FIG. 6, 予Jime a table showing the correspondence between the destination name and destination FAX number F
AX番号作成部102に格納されている。 Stored in the AX number creating unit 102. 次に請求項2 Then claim 2
および4記載の発明のFAX送信装置の一実施例を図面を用いて説明する。 It will be described with reference to the drawings an embodiment of and 4 FAX transmission apparatus in the embodiment described. 第7図は本発明の一実施例におけるFAX送信装置の構成図である。 FIG. 7 is a block diagram of a FAX transmission apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. 図中101は電子メ−ル受信部、102はFAX番号作成部、103はFA Figure 101 email - Le receiving unit, 102 is a FAX number creating unit, 103 FA
X送信部、204は送信者処理部である。 X transmission unit, 204 is a sender processor. この構成のF F of this configuration
AX送信装置の基本的な動作は第1の実施例と同様であるので省略し、204の動作について述べる。 The basic operation of the AX transmitting apparatus will be omitted because it is similar to the first embodiment, it will be described operation of 204. 204は101で受信した電子メ−ルを受取り、送信者に関する情報を取り出す。 204 email received at 101 - receives Le retrieves information about the sender. この方法はいくつかの手段が考えられる。 This method can be considered some of the means. 例えば、電子メ−ルに付いてくる送信者のアドレスを取り出すのが簡単であるが、メ−ルのヘッダに送信者情報をあらかじめ埋め込むこと等を決めておいて取り出すこともできる。 For example, email - is a simple to retrieve the sender's address that comes with Le, main - it can be taken out in advance decide like to embed pre sender information Le header. そして、取り出した送信者に関する情報を使って、FAX送信を禁止したり、送信者に対してFAX送信に関する課金を行なう等の処理を行なう。 Then, by using the information about the retrieved sender, prohibits FAX transmission or performs processing such as performing charging for FAX transmission to the sender. なお、これらの処理結果はなんらかの手段でもってメ−ルシステムにフィ−ドバックすることも考えられる。 These processes result menu with some means - is also conceivable to Dobakku - Fi Le system.

【0014】 [0014]

【発明の効果】本発明によれば、電子メ−ルシステムのネットワ−クの範囲内では従来通り電子メ−ルの利点を最大限に利用でき、一方、電子メ−ルシステムのネットワ−クの範囲外では、公衆回線を利用してFAXで電子メ−ルの内容を送信できるという非常に利便性の高いシステムを構築できる。 According to the present invention, email - networks of mail system - click Within conventional email - available Le of the advantages the most, while email - Le system networks - click the outside of email by FAX using the public line - can build a system highly convenient that can send the contents of the Le. しかも、電子メ−ルを複数人に送信した場合も、相手が電子メ−ルシステムのネットワ− Moreover, email - even if that sent the Le a plurality of persons, the other party email - Le System networks -
クの範囲の内外であるに拘らず、均一に送信できるわけであり、非常に高い効果を生み出す。 Regardless of which is out of range click is not uniformly transmitted, it produces a very high effect.

【0015】更に、電子メ−ルの中に送信先の情報を残すことも容易であり、電子文書の管理という面からも大きな効果を発揮する。 Furthermore, email - it is easy to leave the information of the destination in the Le, very effective from the viewpoint of the management of the electronic documents. また、請求項2および4記載の発明の電子メ−ルのネットワ−クにつながっている誰もがFAX送信できてしまうことを防いだり、公衆回線の使用料に応じた課金等を簡単に行なえる大きな効果を発揮できるものである。 Further, according to claim 2 and 4 email in the embodiment described - Le networks - Guests prevents the everyone has led to click will be able send FAX, performed easily charging or the like in accordance with use fee of the public line it is those that can be very effective that.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の第1の実施例におけるFAX送信装置の構成図である。 1 is a configuration diagram of a FAX transmission apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

【図2】電子メールの一フォーマットである。 FIG. 2 is an format of e-mail.

【図3】本発明装置の動作を説明するフローチャートである。 3 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the apparatus of the present invention.

【図4】本発明装置の動作を説明するフローチャートである。 4 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the apparatus of the present invention.

【図5】本発明装置の動作を説明するフローチャートである。 5 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the apparatus of the present invention.

【図6】送信先の名称とFAX番号の対応関係を示すテーブルである。 6 is a table showing the correspondence between the destination name and the FAX number.

【図7】本発明の第2の実施例におけるFAX送信装置の構成図である。 7 is a block diagram of a FAX transmission apparatus according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

101 電子メ−ル受信部 102 FAX番号作成部 103 FAX送信部 204 送信者処理部 101 email - Le receiving unit 102 FAX number creating unit 103 FAX transmission unit 204 transmitter section

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 電子メ−ルを受信できる電子メ−ル受信ステップと、前記電子メ−ル受信ステップで受信した電子メ−ルの内容から送信先のFAX番号に関する情報を取り出し送信先のFAX番号を作成するFAX番号作成ステップと、前記FAX番号作成ステップで作成された送信先のFAX番号宛に電子メ−ルの内容を送信するF 1. A email - email can receive Le - and Le receiving step, the email - electrons received at Le receiving step menu - FAX destination takes out the information about the FAX number of the destination from the content of the Le a FAX number generating step of generating a number, the FAX number is created in the creation step transmission destination of FAX number addressed to email - F to send the contents of the Le
    AX送信ステップを実行することを特徴とするFAX送信方法。 FAX transmission method characterized by performing the AX transmitting step.
  2. 【請求項2】 請求項1記載のFAX送信方法は、更に受信した電子メ−ルの内容から該電子メ−ルの送信者に関する情報を取り出し処理を行なう送信者処理ステップを含むことを特徴とするFAX送信方法。 2. A FAX transmission method of claim 1, further email received - and comprising a sender processing step of performing a process picking out a Le sender - the contents of Le electronic menu FAX transmission method for.
  3. 【請求項3】 電子メ−ルを受信できる電子メ−ル受信部と、前記電子メ−ル受信部で受信した電子メ−ルの内容から送信先のFAX番号に関する情報を取り出し送信先のFAX番号を作成するFAX番号作成部と、前記F 3. email - email can receive Le - and Le receiving section, the email - electrons received by Le receiver main - FAX destination takes out the information about the FAX number of the destination from the content of the Le a FAX number generating unit configured to generate a number, the F
    AX番号作成部で作成された送信先のFAX番号宛に電子メ−ルの内容を送信するFAX送信部とを具備することを特徴とするFAX送信装置。 AX number creating unit created in the destination FAX number addressed to email - FAX transmitting apparatus characterized by comprising a FAX transmission unit for transmitting the contents of the le.
  4. 【請求項4】 請求項3記載のFAX送信装置は、更に受信した電子メ−ルの内容から該電子メ−ルの送信者に関する情報を取り出し処理を行なう送信者処理部を追加したことを特徴とするFAX送信装置。 4. The FAX transmitting apparatus according to claim 3, wherein the email further received - electronic on the contents of Le menu - characterized in that adding a sender processor that performs sender information about the retrieval process of the Le FAX transmission device to.
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