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Fax software for Windows with notification?

Does someone know of a fax software for Windows that can perform a "net send" to some or all hosts on a LAN? The host with the fax modem is its own room, and we'd like to be notified when a fax comes in.

I checked Winfax and BVRP Phone Tools, but they don't seem to support this feature. What other good apps should I look at?

Thank you

Fred
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Uhm, I think the normal protocol is to email the fax.

At least, zetafax does this for us.  It seemed to make enough sense that I figured that was typical behavior.

Steve Barbour
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Out of all the fax software I looked at, the best of the bunch was FaxNow by Red Rock. All the others had horrid programming interfaces, or leaked memory or were discarded for various other reasons.
I don't particularly like FaxNow either, just it's better than the rest and I seem to remember that the others were awful (one IIRC was a 16 bit DLL interface) if you wanted to automate sending faxes out of VB.
NOTE: I did the research for this at least 2 or 3 years ago, so what the current market is like I don't know.

Peter Ibbotson
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Thx for the tips, I'll check those two. For those interested, here are the URLs:

http://www.equisys.com/products/zetafax/

http://www.redrock.co.uk/ (white text on black background? Mmmm...)

Fred
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

With WinFax Pro, you could use the COM object in VB or VC++ to browse the "In" folder and check for new faxes. If a new fax is found, call system("net send devicename New fax!");

Not the ideal solution, but you can probably code it in 30 minutes.

Eric V.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Thx Eric, I'll check it out.

Fred
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

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