Prerequisite: Email Report Server/400 version 2.54 or above.

Creating a Host Entry to Point to the FaxBack Server

To create a host entry that points to your FaxBack SMTP gateway:
  1. On the iSeries, type GO CFGTCP.
  2. Choose 10. Work with TCP/IP host table entries.
  3. Press F6 to create a new host entry.
  4. Name the host entry FAXBACK.
  5. Enter the IP address of the FaxBack server.

    For example:

  6. Press Enter to save the new host entry. 

Making Sure the FaxBack SMTP Gateway Is Running on the FAXBACK Server Address

To check that the FaxBack gateway is running:
  1. On the iSeries, type:


  2. If the SMTP server connects, you will see a message similar to the following:

    220 Simple Mail Transfer service ready
    500 Syntax error, command unrecognized
    500 Syntax error, command unrecognized

  3. Type quit and press Enter to exit from the Telnet session.

Using the MAILSPLF command to send Faxes via the FaxBack SMTP Gateway

When running the MAILSPLF command, format the fax information as follows:
(Joe Jones)<999-735-9910^company=RJS Destination [email protected]>
  • Friendly name: Joe Jones
  • Fax: 999-739-9910
  • Company Name: RJS Destination Company
  • Domain: (the internet domain name assigned to the FaxBack SMTP gateway during the FaxBack server set-up on the PC)

Sample Command to send a fax via the MAILSPLF command

Note: Make sure to set the BRACKETS parameter to *NO or the friendly name may not show up in the outbound fax message.
    MAILSPLF FILE(QPJOBLOG)                                     
    TOADDRESS('(Joe Jones)<999-735-9910^company=RJS Destination [email protected]>')                                       
    FRADDRESS('(RJS Sales)[email protected]')          
    SUBJECT('This is a test with MAILSPLF')            
    MESSAGE('Here is your report')                   

FaxBack Knowledge-Base Article for other special directives that can be used when faxing via the MAILSPLF command

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