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  • Greetings,

    We have a few different solutions in place to forward incoming faxes to mailboxes, including an MS Fax server, our phone system and MFPs that forward faxes to Mailboxes. We also use the phone system and the MFPs' print drivers to send outgoing faxes. We are upgrading a business app which sends out invoices and the such. The faxing feature in our current version uses FaxMan but it sounds like to new solution is designed to consume internet based services like EFax where it will just send an Email to the fax service.

    Is there a way I can configure Exchange 2013 to utilize a Fax Print driver to print/send faxes without purchasing a third party product like a fax connector?

    trying to avoid purchasing a solution if we already have the capability.

    Thank you,

    Todd

    Monday, May 9, 2016 7:20 PM

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  • Hi,

    not by means of Exchange alone. There are third party printing agents like https://www.mapilab.com/exchange/print_agent/ but whether they manage to pass the fax number to the driver I cannot really tell.

    Depending on your fax volume and methods of automation of the fax driver of your choice, it might be fairly easy to script :-) Would love the challenge if you care to share what fax printer driver you would be using.


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    Monday, May 9, 2016 7:28 PM
  • Thank you Evgenij,

    I considered scripting the printing from an Outlook client but could not get as far as the logging and success/failure notification.

    I would use a Sharp, Savin (Ricoh) or Zultys fax driver but I do no think it would be worth your time, there are a couple of inexpensive Exchange Fax Connectors out there. I just wanted to make sure I do my homework before recommending a purchase.

    Danke,

    Todd

    Monday, May 9, 2016 9:42 PM