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    Email to FAX

    Is there a way to send an email to be faxed and maybe have faxes come in and be sent to an email address? I was wondering if this was possible without an external service provider. Say a PC with a FAX MODEM in it? (I still have a few cards) and Im sure I could russtle up an old laptop with a modem.

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    winfax pro used to do this but is now long dead.

    I THINK the fax software built into win7 can do this

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    What you can actually do rather then email to fax is print to fax. Setup the computer with the fax printer and share this - get people to add the printer and they can print straight to fax. Incoming possible something like this

    Fax Appliances - Fax To PDF - Less Paper Office Automation from Ringdale - Ringdale UK

    Also depending on your MFD's I think Ricoh ones can have a card put in to do it.

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    There are various services out on the internet that will accept email and translate it into a Fax. These all cost money of course. If you want to roll your own then a PC with a Fax modem will do the job however I think windows PCs can only cope with Print to Fax. I've seen Linux boxes setup with HylaFax accept email to fax though?

    http://www.hylafax.org/content/Main_Page
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    You will mind that many modern fax machines (MFP style) have this built in. Alternate is check your photocopier out it may also be able to do it.

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    Zeta fax is one system I see regularly, and as stated some MFP devices will act as a fax server.
    Windows Fax and Scan is still hidden away with windows 7 but I gave up fighting and went with
    Soho66 - Business VoIP | Fax Email | Business Telephony
    offer a reasonably priced service, you get a dedicated local telephone number to recieve faxes to your inbox and you have a non expiring PAYG credit to send outbound faxes.
    No need to buy, rent or own a fax machine.
    Last edited by m25man; 28th May 2012 at 08:00 PM. Reason: iPad typos

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