Aloaha PDF Automailer

 Aloaha Automailer Sample.doc(31,23 KB)

Additional Commands

If you need additional commands to connect Aloaha to your existing application such as your Enterprise FAXServer please do not hesitate to discuss that with our support department.

Aloaha FAX Connector

Aloaha makes something impossible possible. Aloaha PDF Suites FAX Connector is able to use Windows XPs or Windows 2003s native Fax Service to send any document via FAX. 

The new command is FAX: 
Just embed a line like 

FAX: 0040545145469

into your document and Aloaha will FAX it!

Find more commands here!

Please note that an evaluation key is required to evaluate the FAX Connector. Contact our support to aquire an evaluation key.

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The Aloaha PDF Suite Automailer was introduced to be able to email fully automatically generated PDF Documents based on commands embedded into the original Document. 

To use the Aloaha PDF Suite Automailer Aloaha needs to be in non interactive mode. Print your original document to the monitored printer (default: Wrocklage PDF Printer) or just drop your existing PDF into the dropmailer directory.

There might be cases that the automailer commands should be only enabled if a document is dropped into the dropmailer folder. In that case please set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Aloaha\pdf\automailer\dropmaileronly to 1.

Enable the Aloaha Automailer

The Aloaha Automailer makes use of the inbuilt Aloaha Scripting Engine. The Aloaha Scripting Engine extracts the content of the first page, parses it and evaluates the embedded commands. You enable the Aloaha Scripting Engine/Automailer by disabling "Interactive" in the system tray icon and enable Automation in the advanced settings submenu.


Command Syntax

It is essential for the Aloaha Scripting Engine that every scripting line is formatted in the same Font, color and size. If this is not given the scripting engine might not find the commands. Obviously you are able to embed the commands in white text on white ground to make them invisible for the recipient. 

As an alternative it is also possible to instruct Aloaha to read the commands from an external ASCII file. In that case please use the command Commandfile: .
The easiest way to learn the engine is to open Notepad and fill in the following example and print it to the Wrocklage PDF Printer:
eMailFrom: “Me”
eMailTo: “You”
eMailCC: “CC”
Subject: Please find my PDF Document attached
Body: The content of this email is attached as PDF Document
Please note that this sentence will be not visible in the email body but in the PDF Document. The reason is that it does not start with the Keyword Body:
Kind Regards
John Doe

Available Automailer Commands

Per default the following Automailer commands are available. Please note that these are configured in the registry and can be changed/edited. In case you need additional commands please contact our support department. 


The Aloaha PDF Mail Command PostPonePDFMail instructs Aloaha NOT the send the currently processed PDF by Mail BUT collect it for the next job.


Handles the Mail recipients. You can define the recipient(s) of the created PDF Document. Please note that you need one command/per recipient. It is possible to  include the display name of the recipient as well. Multiple eMailTo lines per document are supported. Please see below some examples:

eMailTo: “Stefan”
eMailTo: “support”  


(important if you need to connect Aloaha to native FAX Connectors such as GFI FAXmaker)


The Mailccline defines the “Carbon Copy” recipients of the PDF Document. The default syntax is similar as the eMailTo Command. Please see the example below. 

eMailCC: “Stefan”  


(important if you need to connect Aloaha to native FAX Connectors such as GFI FAXmaker)


The MailBCCline defines the “Blind Carbon Copy” recipients of the PDF Document. The default syntax is similar as the eMailTo Command. Please see the example below.

eMailBCC: “Stefan”


Even the mailfrom has the same syntax as the two commands explained above. The only difference is that only the first Mailfrom command will be evaluated. 

eMailFrom: “Me” 


This commands add a ReplyTo Line into the email header.

ReplyTo: john@doe.tld


Defines the Subject of the email. Only the first subject command will be executed. Please have a look at the example below. 

Subject: Please find attached the discussed contract! 


The body command defines the TextBody of the email. All Body commands will be added up to one TextBody. 

Body: As discussed in our meeting
Body: I am sending you the discussed proposal.
Body: Please note that I signed the PDF Document with my digital certificate.


The Attachment command can be used to to add additional files to the outgoing email. Just add the command Attachment: on the first page of the document.


The HTMLPath command can be use to set the HTML Body part of the email. It overrides the Body command.
Usage: HTMLPath:
In case you always need to use the same HTML Template you can defined is permanent in the registry. The Key is HKLM\Software\Aloaha\pdf\HTMLPath


The TextPath command is similar to the HTMLPath command. It sets the Text Body part of the email and overrides the Body command.
Usage: TextPath:
In case you always need to use the same Text Template you can defined is permanent in the registry. The Key is HKLM\Software\Aloaha\pdf\TextPath


Emlpath loads a complete message and fills htmlbody and textbody automatically. 


The PDFName commands defines the Filename of the attached PDF Dokument.
Usage: PDFName:
In case you need to use always the same PDFName it is possible to set the PDFName fixed in the Registry. The Key is HKLM\Software\Aloaha\pdf\PDFName


This keyword placed on the first PDF page will instruct Aloaha to remove the first page of the PDF document before saving&mailing it. 


This keyword placed on the first PDF page will instruct Aloaha to remove the last page of the PDF document before saving&mailing it.


This keyword placed on the first PDF page will instruct Aloaha to append the newly created PDF to an existing PDF File.

appendpdf: bla.pdf 
appendpdf: c:\pdf\hallo.pdf 
appendpdf: name 


This command redefines the default saving path for the file Sorting. For example DefaultPath: c:\pdf\


This keyword instructs Aloaha to copy every generated PDF to the autoprint folder.


The keyword UniqueContainerName instructs Aloaha to sign the PDF. The default signature settings apply. The keyword UniqueContainerName followed by the UniqueContainerName of the Certificate instructs Aloaha to use the specified Certificate for the signature. For example UniqueContainerName: 0 would instruct to sign the PDF with the qualified certificate of the first card reader connected.


Aloaha supports automatic barcoding with the special command @bc:
For example just embedd in your document @bc:08154711@
The size of the barcode, the barcode type etc. can be changed with other commands. Please ask support for more information. (61,47 KB)

Aloaha Tweaks

Per default Aloaha scans only the first page of a print job for embedded commands. In case more pages are required please read the tweaks page at:

Use embedded commands to add attachments to your PDF!

The embedded command attachmentPDF attaches any file into the PDF document currently created

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