SMTP Fax Gateway
The SMTP Fax Gateway, which enables users and applications to send/receive faxes via email, works in conjunction with the Microsoft SMTP service that is installed as part of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) running on Windows 2000/2003 systems.
The SMTP Fax Gateway enables your users to send and receive faxes just as easily as they send and receive email messages. Users can launch a new mail message, attach documents in their native file format and address the email message to fax and email recipients. Fax messages can also be initiated from within an application by printing to the Biscom Fax Printer. Completion status messages indicating success or failure of each fax job, with detailed explanations, are returned to your users as mail messages. Messages can be addressed manually using the standard T.37 addressing syntax, or addresses can be retrieved from Outlook Contacts using the Outlook client extensions component.
Received faxes are delivered to users as email messages. Users can receive the fax as a TIFF or PDF attachment, or they can receive an email message alerting them of a received fax and providing them with a UNC location where they can retrieve the fax.
The SMTP Fax Gateway is a component of the FAXCOM® Suite for Windows application. FAXCOM Suite for Windows works with any LDAP-compatible directory service - without requiring any extensions to your schema - including Active Directory (AD), Exchange 5.5, Domino, Netscape, and NDS. Because it is fully integrated with Active Directory, any user for whom an account exists in AD can send and receive faxes without the requirement that you maintain a separate fax service user list. You can then create policies that further refine fax service user behavior.
Administrators can use the familiar Microsoft administration tool to configure all aspects of the SMTP Fax Gateway.