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1.) Can you Broadcast Fax with Active Fax? Is there a limit to the quantity of "broadcast" fax numbers in a list?<br><br>2.) In a "separate server" configuration are faxes also stored on the exchange server or are they stored in the fax server?<br><br>3.) Can faxes be set up to be delivered at preset time/date?<br><br>4.) Can inbound faxes be preconfigured to autodeliver to a regular fax number?<br><br>

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>> Can you Broadcast Fax with Active Fax? Is there a limit to the quantity of "broadcast" fax numbers in a list?

Yes you can and there’s no practical limit to the number of members. According to the Interstar technical folks, if you have enough hard drive space they can handle upwards of 3,000,000 faxes stacked up to be sent… of course the time it would take to send those faxes out is left as an exercise for the reader, but technically you could queue that many up.

>> In a "separate server" configuration are faxes also stored on the exchange server or are they stored in the fax server?

Faxes come into the fax server box and we get some routing information along with the fax (i.e. via analog digits or DID info). If the routing information doesn’t correspond to any user in the directory (i.e. no one had a matching Fax ID) then it’s routed to the “Unaddressed Faxes” public distribution list by default. If a match is found, the fax is routed to that person’s Exchange inbox via the Exchange gateway. The fax will hang out on the fax server only long enough for it to be transferred over to the home Exchange server of the target user.

If you had a special reason for wanting a copy of all faxes left on the fax server as well, that can be arranged, but that’s not the default configuration of the system.

>> Can faxes be set up to be delivered at preset time/date?

Not at this time.

>> Can inbound faxes be preconfigured to autodeliver to a regular fax number?

I assume you mean something along the lines of dumping all unaddressed faxes to a fax machine or something. You should be able to make this happen by forwarding inbound faxes to a fax machine using the fax gateway in Exchange.

To send a fax from the desktop, you can simply address an email to “[FAX:Jeff Lindborg@4784” where “4784” is the number you’d dial for the fax machine. The name to the left of the “@” in this case gets printed on the cover sheet as the recipient for the fax. You could simply setup a single mailbox to be in the “Unaddressed Faxes” distribution list and have that account setup to forward all faxes to a local fax machine (or a hunt group containing several fax machines) using this mechanism.

You could also do this for any old mailbox… with Outlook 2000 you can make server side rules that are smart enough to forward only messages sent from the fax server (or even better, messages that have a message class of fax) to the mailbox which dumps the message to the fax gateway as well. You should be able to make this work fairly easily.





Jeff Lindborg
Unity Product Architect
Active Voice Corp
jlindborg@activevoice.com

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