What's new in GFI FaxMaker

Version 20.5

Released: September 19, 2022

Release notes

Fixes:

  • Unable to connect to the mail server using TLS 1.2 only

  • Windows 11 support

  • XML API response (status) file does not contain recipient information- revised

  • The transmission status column in the GFI FaxMaker Web Interface does not update the status for certain line types

  • 7zip supplied software version is massively outdated

  • After faxes are deleted from the pending queue, the "out of queue" counter is not being corrected


Downloads and Upgrades:

For product downloads and information about upgrading GFI FaxMaker, visit the GFI Upgrade Center.

If you have additional queries about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly.


Version 20.4

Released: November 27, 2020

Release notes

New:

  • Dialogic Brooktrout was updated to 6.13.2

  • XCAPI was updated to 3.6.100

Fixes:

  • Fix in Installer when checking for new build

  • Fix in Installer for easier error messages in the license verification

  • ECM option flag in Line settings was inverted to be more clear

  • Fixed s_first_name and s_last_name in transmission reports


Version 20.3

Released: August 27, 2020

Release notes

New:

  • Updated Dialogic Brooktrout to 6.13.1

Fixes:

  • Attendant crashes after Europe DST change

  • Valid license key shows expired in WebUI

  • input mask in Calendar control in WebUI

  • inconsistency in Date Time Stamps using wsapi

  • Send fax priority is not effecting intermittently in Web Monitor

  • Application crash or invalid handle when printing with netprintqueue2fax with gfi_log_x64.dll

  • fmserver.exe crashing (empty AD fields)

  • FaxMaker Web Client TO field does not allow copy and paste of multiple fax numbers

  • Mismatch in the number of faxes displayed in "out of queue" and under Queued Faxes>Pending faxes

  • Error Appears when restarting MTA in the Monitor > Queued Pages "Message Transfer Agent could not be restarted" intermittently

  • Faxes are resubmitted multiples times to FaxMaker Online


Version 20.2

Released: October 1, 2019

Release notes

New:

  • Updated Dialogic Brooktrout to 6.11.2

  • Automatically install IIS on client operating systems like Windows 7, 8, 10

Fixes:

  • Distribution groups return "is not a FAX\SMS user"

  • Faxmaker web printer Send button not functional

  • Sending/Receiving options do not apply without restarting services

  • When deselect "install exchange connector" install fails

  • All faxes report failing when using online fax services

Installation Requirements:

  • NOTE: If installing on a client operating system, such as Windows 10, IIS SMTP is not required.

  • If installing on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010/2013/2016/2019, Exchange 2010/2013/2016/2019 Hub Transport Server Role must be present.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4/4.5 or higher is required.

  • NOTE: Avast AV may cause instability when FaxMaker configured with Dialogic Brooktrout software


Version 20.1

Released: March 26, 2019

Release notes

New:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019

  • Support for Microsoft Exchange 2019

  • Updated XCAPI to 3.6.77

  • Updated Dialogic to 6.11

  • New etherFax workflow for better resiliency in case of communication issues

Fixes:

  • Autoprint failure does not get reported to the Administrator

  • Cover page restrictions do not work

  • During installation "Restart SMTP Service" checkbox cannot be unticked

  • GFI FaxMaker Monitor only has English selection in Language dropdown

  • GFI FaxMaker Monitor layout issues and favicon.

  • Optional choice to install Exchange Send Connector at installation

  • Fixed error with obtaining driver version from Brooktrout


Version 20.0

Released: September 4, 2018

Release notes

New:

  • Change in licensing model. GFI FaxMaker is a subscription service product. Outbound faxing / SMS is blocked if subscription expires

Fixes:

  • Archiving Errors, errors in XML files in dbcache folder

  • Faxmaker service crashes when sending a fax to a specific fax number

  • Deleted fax in monitor stays in the Pending folder

  • HPDS faxes report the wrong status back to the printer

  • Unable to send SMS using ClickatellGFI - Traffic to internet

  • Web monitor showing multiple lines for each line that is in use

  • When Content-ID header is present in the email, fax sending fails

  • Fax line monitor still shows "-1 bytes transferred" for incoming faxes. getting user errors in the event logs

  • Failed to reach GFI Accounts server

  • Admin Emails created by FaxMaker with empty To: field

  • When scheduling auto updates: time field lost the value

  • Expired Trial cannot enter license (login to web client)

  • Issue with Checkboxes in settings > system settings > updates

  • Faxes not showing in queued faxes unless service restart comes from services.msc

  • Troubleshooter retrieves a copy of archived faxes when configured with FirebirdEmail2FaxGateway validation not working

  • No validation error message in empty username in Email2FAXGateway (SMTP Authentication)

  • etherFax Communication uses TLS 1.2

  • GFI LogCollector - If language is not available text not translating to default language - English

  • Queued faxes are not shown after the service restart

  • Change profile language in web UI not changing notification language

  • MTA service crashes if there's a pending SMS

  • Installation conflict with GFI MailEssentials

  • When using WSAPI, sender information not populated as TSID and CLIP

A new License key is required for GFI FaxMaker v20. Older v19 license keys are not accepted.


Version 19.2

Released: May 3, 2018

The latest version of GFI FaxMaker version 19.2 is now available for download.

This new version of GFI FaxMaker includes fixes to improve the stability and functionality making it more reliable and easier to use.

See the Release Notes below for a complete list of updates.

NEW: GFI FaxMaker integration with accounts.gfi.com

  • FIX: CSID import not working for invalid file

  • FIX: Creating one unified file logger for FaxMaker

  • FIX: Update to GFI FaxMaker Updates pages

  • FIX: Reports scheduled for over 24h are not generated

  • FIX: FaxMaker deletes XMLAPI status files after 5 minutes.

  • FIX: OCR routing finds match, still sends inbound fax to default router.

  • FIX: queued faxes not showing in web monitor

  • FIX: Need a way to edit the current users in the web client address book

  • FIX: when logging into web console, "remember me" does not work

  • FIX: Deleted fax in monitor stays in Pending folder

  • FIX: FaxMaker Configuration opens slowly

  • FIX: General improvements and fixes

NOTICE - Changes to System Requirements:

GFI FaxMaker 19.2 no longer supports the following systems:

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Exchange 2007

Review the GFI FaxMaker manual for complete system requirements.

NOTICE - Changes to System Requirements:

GFI FaxMaker 19.2 no longer supports the following systems:

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Exchange 2007

Review the GFI FaxMaker manual for complete system requirements.


Version 19.1

Released: November 14, 2017

The latest version of GFI FaxMaker version 19.1 is now available for download.

This new version of GFI FaxMaker includes fixes to improve the stability and functionality making it more reliable and easier to use.

See the Release Notes below for a complete list of updates.

  • FIX: Auto-updater not working

  • FIX: Use computer name instead of local host for Web Interface

  • FIX: Improper XML tag in archiving

  • FIX: Sorting of more than 9 fax lines in web monitor

  • FIX: Lines show as sending or counting up while inactive until service restart

  • FIX: Transmission reports fail to send to Google Mail

  • FIX: Web UI freezes when loading or dealing with users

  • FIX: fmserver and MTA services not starting automatically on reboot

  • FIX: After upgrade or clean install, printing to npqf printer crashes spool service

  • FIX: On Etherfax in fax errors, they are marked as received and fax is deleted

  • FIX: FaxServer service crashes with multiple faulting module

  • FIX: Header information is not saved correctly.

Upcoming Changes to System Requirements:

NOTICE: GFI FaxMaker 19.1 will be the last version that supports the following systems:

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Exchange 2007

Upcoming Changes to System Requirements:

NOTICE: GFI FaxMaker 19.1 will be the last version that supports the following systems:

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Exchange 2007


Version 19

Released: June 20, 2017

This new version of GFI FaxMaker includes a web based interface for management and monitoring of GFI FaxMaker. Additionally, with this version includes web based monitoring and improved auto update functionality. Other fixes include: quality improvements, and enhancements to prevent crashes. The focus of this release was to include web based monitoring and the ability to reinitiate GFI FaxMaker remotely.

Note: Windows Server 2003 and Sangoma devices are no longer supported.

New features and improvements:
  • NEW: Web-based monitor

  • NEW: Windows Event logging

  • NEW: Improved Auto Update functionality

Fixes:

  • FIX: Occasionally blank pages may be sent

  • FIX: Faxes sent to Public Folder contacts may crash GFI FaxMaker Server service

  • FIX: Occasionally GFI FaxMaker Server service may crash when using CAPI

  • FIX: SMS messages are not logged correctly

  • FIX: In some cases GFI FaxMaker Message Transfer Agent service may crash

  • FIX: GFI FaxMaker Server service may crash when processing specific subject lines

  • FIX: Web UI may not work correctly on Microsoft Windows 2016

  • FIX: When using a CAPI device v.34 speeds are not always used

  • FIX: Auto Updates may not function correctly and fail to download and install updates

  • FIX: Auto Updates web page it is not accessible when using direct URL

  • FIX: Refined logging in the Notification area of the Web UI

  • FIX: Some of the strings in the Web UI are not properly localized


Version SR3

Released: March 28th, 2017

GFI Software™ has updated GFI FaxMaker to introduce support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016, and provide quality improvements with all the most recent fixes. GFI FaxMaker SR3 has an improved experience for users sending faxes by ensuring that images are always displayed correctly, that auto-printing works seamlessly, and the whole faxing experience is smooth and intuitive.

GFI FaxMaker SR3 includes:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016

  • Use of latest feature sets and updates from Dialogic

  • Numerous quality and user experience improvements

Read more on our GFI FaxMaker product page.


Version SR2

Released: January 28th, 2016

GFI Software™ maintains its commitment towards ensuring our solutions are compatible with the latest Microsoft® platforms as well as investing to increase stability across different environments. The release of the latest version of GFI FaxMaker® does this and more.

The new edition, which will be available for download on January 28, 2016 includes:

  • Support for various new Microsoft Platforms such as Microsoft Exchange® 2016, Windows® 10 Workstation and Office® 2016.

  • Extended functionality for Office 365™ sending mechanisms as needed by particular Office 365 plans.

  • Added lines usage and performance reports to allow the GFI FaxMaker Administrator to understand how their line usage is spread, if there are idle lines and possibly save on telecommunications costs by reducing lines.

  • The web based GFI FaxMaker client now includes the GFI FaxMaker printer, allowing admins to be able to move away from the installable GFI FaxMaker client that is no longer being developed (We'll still support it in its current form).

  • And over 25 additional product stability and performance improvements.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Alternatively, you can get in touch with your reseller.


Version SR1

Released: September 3rd, 2015

The release includes a series of fixes and code hardening to improve the stability of the product. These include:

  • FIX: POP3 - Value in 'Full email address of mailbox specified above:' being ignored while building notification (POP3 enabled)

  • FIX: Archiving into MS SQL fails

  • FIX: Failed to initialize user management when analog devices are selected

  • FIX: Fields are incomplete after GFI FaxMaker upgrade

  • FIX: Error Code is not reflected in XMLAPI

  • FIX: PDF attachments declared as "text/plain" in transmission reports

  • FIX: UI takes around 10 minutes to load after upgrade

  • FIX: Not able to send a fax from a licensed group


GFI FaxMaker

Released: May 21st, 2015

With this latest major upgrade to GFI FaxMaker, we are delivering; heavily improved end user usability, performance and accessibility enhancements - all in one update.

The highlights of this release include:

  • A new web-based GFI FaxMaker Client component that allows users to securely send faxes from their browser of choice.  The new client also supports SMS.

  • New web based reporting engine that enables administrators to run detailed reports on their FAX usage, allowing them to filter down by users, lines, time, numbers, status and much more.  In addition to a new export feature allowing for flexibility in reporting and analysis.

  • Support for GFI Directory for networks that do not run Active Directory.  The GFI Directory also increases the scalability and user import abilities for non-Active Directory environments.

  • Industry grade archiving, auditing and search capabilities through integration with GFI Archiver (licensed separately). This will help IT Administrators to achieve compliance in highly regulated industries.

  • Added support for new Dialogic Brooktrout drivers that will enable use of low profile fax cards for smaller physical servers.

  • Support for Multitech iSMS IP SMS devices

GFI FaxMaker is designed to work in just about any business, network and telephony environment, virtual or physical. Download your FREE 30-Day trial to get started.

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