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Can we send FAX using Java

Venkatesh Rajendran
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 59
Dear All,
I had developed one application, which will send data to the customers through e-mail, suppose if i want to send the data to the customers fax is it possible using Java. if possible can any body help to get tutorial for the same.
Thanking you in advance.
Regards,
Venkat
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

A solution we've used previously are Fax-servers. You send them an email in a specific format then extract the phone number and fax details from the email and you pay a per-page rate for the fax.
Dave.
Venkatesh Rajendran
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 59
Dear David,
Thanks for your reply. can you please explain me more about your previous solution.like which Fax server you have used etc.,
Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Venkat
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

I can't remember the name of the company providing that service, but it's unlikely to help since it would be unabvisable for you send allof your faxs from Australia...
google provided these:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bfax+%2Bservice+%2Bemail
Good luck
Dave
Scott Palmer
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 31
It should be possible to write a FAX driver using the COMM standard extension to talk to a fax modem on a serial port.
I'm not sure if there is such a driver publicly available.
I'm also not sure how many platforms the COMM extension ahas been ported to.
Micah Kornfield
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 23, 2001
Posts: 8
Well when i was going through the java2d api, i came across the fact that there is a mirror of the api for a printer device, so if you have you fax-modem setup as a printer in window you might be able to swing it with that somehow.
Good Luck,
Micah
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Jeff Binnig
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 13
Don't shoot the messenger but Exchnage can be setup to send faxes with the right 3rd party tool. Faxination and RightFax are two.
From the user's perspective, one types in a fax number instead of the email address in the TO: property.


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Thomas Paul
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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RightFax has a Java API. I believe that it only runs on WinNT.
You can also use a service such as EasyLink.
[This message has been edited by Thomas Paul (edited August 21, 2001).]


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