GFI FaxMaker allows the submitting of faxes using various methods.
Faxes can be sent in two ways:
- Sending faxes through an email client or using the GFI FaxMaker FAX message form.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 than retrieved from a contact.
- Sending to <number>@faxdomain:
This method can be used with any SMTP mail server, including Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, which supports forwarding emails to a foreign domain.
- Sending using an alias:
This method can be used when sending using any standard SMTP clients.
- GFI FaxMaker Web Client:
Introduced in GFI FaxMaker 2015, it grants users the ability to send faxes from a web browser.
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:
- Text API
- HP Digital Sender integration
Please refer to the following infographic to get a high-level overview of how faxes are sent by GFI FaxMaker.
NOTE: More information about this can be found in the GFI FaxMaker User manual under the section Sending faxes & SMS from Microsoft Outlook.