online fax services vs fax api
I'm building a communications app and we're looking at online fax services as well as the fax api in windows. Has anyone worked with either and if so, offer insights? I'm looking for a recommendation on a credible fax service.
I've used both. For inbound fax, the J2 efax service is very decent but fairly expensive (once you're beyond about 300 faxes a month).
we used xpedite for a project (not one i worked on directly).
Try the InterFAX fax Web Service at http://www.interfax.net/en/dev . You can call the faxing methods with just a few lines of code from your .NET development environment. There's a free developer program whose only limitation is that you're restricted to faxing to one pre-designated number.
When deciding on integrating faxing in a health care application, we compared the in house solution versus outsourced options. After careful consideration, we chose an outsourced fax provider because of the mission critical nature of our application and the fact that we did not want to invest in the faxing hardware infrastructure, telephone lines, modems etc. and also monitor it 24 hours a day. (Frankly, we didn't want to be paged in the middle of the night if the fax modems were stuck or the application to send out had crashed! Faxing is not our core competency.)
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