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  • Sending Faxes

    I've read posts on sending faxes through Alpha, but not sure i see what i need, so i thought i'd repost.

    Now that you can send a layout via email, i have a client that had a fax server with the ability to receive "email" to it... So in options / send to , i send =alltrim(Fax)+""... this allows the system to grab the fax number from the page they are "faxing" from, and emails to their fax server.. the problem, is that apparently this setup is quite expensive, and some of my smaller companies not only don't want to spend the amount... they want it to integrate with their $30 modem and modem software they just purchased..

    So my question, is how is the best way to fax something... if i can't send as an email? And can they then share over network, or does each computer need the modem and software, and can i send the fax number to it, so they don't have to store again in the modem software contacts..

    Any suggestion? Software to link the two that isn't so costly?

    Thanks for help

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    Re: Sending Faxes

    Hi, there has been a similar thread runningon the V8 forum. My client has a small network and just one of the pc's has a fax modem and phone line connection.

    He runs an application called SNAPPY FAX to send his outgoing faxes. Snappy fax can be set up to poll a given folder on a regular basis to see if there are any new documents for faxing. The documents we create are PDF based reports using Alpha's inbuilt "send file to " capability and we create a file name for the pdf which contains the following :

    Contact Name
    Fax Number
    Document ref

    for example


    Snappy fax does the rest !!

    Bob Whitaker
    Bob Whitaker


    • #3
      Re: Sending Faxes

      does snappy then grab the number from the name of the file and send? - so they don't have to retype the fax number in snappy's software, or at time of print


      • #4
        Re: Sending Faxes

        Yes it gets it from the file name along with the contact info and doc reference.

        Bob Whitaker


        • #5
          Re: Sending Faxes

          i use fax server on server 2003 and set the fax/printer to share i can fax just as i would print



          • #6
            Re: Sending Faxes

            Is this snappy fax server or just snappy fax?


            • #7
              Re: Sending Faxes

              MS fax server it's part of windows server I think you can do it with XP PRO also