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Methods of sending faxes in GFI FaxMaker

GFI FaxMaker allows the submitting of faxes using various methods. Faxes can be sent in two ways:

  1. Sending faxes through an email client or using the GFI FaxMaker FAX message form
  2. Using applications / devices which connect directly to the GFI FaxMaker server using supported API interfaces

Sending faxes using a client

The various methods which can be used to send faxes from a client are documented as follows:

  1. Sending from the GFI FaxMaker FAX Message Form
This is the preferred method of sending faxes, since it has allowed the user to specify fax specific options. For more information refer to: http://manuals.gfi.com/en/faxmakerclient/default.htm#ClientManual/Topics/Introduction/Introduction.htm
 
  1. Sending to an Outlook contact
    • This method can be used when sending a fax from Microsoft Outlook to Microsoft Exchange server. The fax number is retrieved from the contact's Business Fax field. More information about this can be found in the GFI FaxMaker User manual under the sections Sending faxes & sms from Microsoft Outlook
  2. Sending using one off addressing with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange
    • This method can also be used when sending a fax from Microsoft Outlook to Microsoft Exchange server.  In this case the fax number is specified by the user rather then retrieved from a contact.  More information about this can be found in the GFI FaxMaker User manual under the sections Sending faxes & sms from Microsoft Outlook
  3. Sending to <number>@faxdomain
    • This method can be used with any SMTP mail server, including Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, which supports forwarding mails to a foreign domain. More information about this can be found in the knowledge base article here
  4. Sending using an alias
    • This method can be used when sending using any standard SMTP clients. More information about this can be found in the knowledge base article here
  5. GFI FaxMaker Web Client
    • ​​Introduced in GFI FaxMaker 2015
    • Ability to send faxes from a web browser
    • More information can be found here


Sending faxes by using a supported API by GFI FaxMaker

The various methods which can be used to send faxes by direct connection to the GFI FaxMaker server are noted below.  

The API Manual can be found here
Info graphics on how the individual API's works can be found  here