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We are after a piece of Windows XP Software that will allow us to send and receive faxes over the internet.  As we only require this on the one machine we would like it to be totally free of charge.

Does anybody know of any software that would suit our requirements?

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by:johanvz1
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Hi,

Try snappyfax www.snappyfax.com its got a trial its not completely free but its cheap. Its works like a charm.

Rgds,

Johan
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by:scharron2006
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Hello,

Try the software : Fax by Modem. This software is free.

http://www.angelfire.com/wizard2/hkeylocal/faxby.htm
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forgot to mention.  We would like it not use a modem as the machine doesn't have one and this would be more expense.
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by:SStory
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efax.com
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<forgot to mention.  We would like it not use a modem as the machine doesn't have one and this would be more expense.>

I'm wondering, how you're going to connect to the telephone lines without a modem -- or the Internet for that matter?

XP has its own free Fax Machine. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/crawford_02october21.mspx

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it will connect to the internet via our network
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by:Mohammed Hamada
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Check the first link i have posted..
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by:minidiez
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faxzero.com
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So we're down to "totally free of charge" and "not use a modem" and must be via your network.

I couldn't see anything that used a gateway/server for fax over IP that was totally free, because you are using third party services -- but of course you could spend some time looking.

Faxzero (and similar) doesn't mention receiving faxes.

If you (via your network) access the Internet via DSL/ADSL or cable then you can't  dial out like a 56K modem -- thus the third party services.

I'm afraid my solution is a little over budget but I'd get a $10 modem (56K) and stick a telephone line in it and use the Win XP Fax utility.

At the end of the chain you have to hit your recipient's telephone line -- and something or someone has to dial out to that number when sending. When receiving, someone or something has to dial in to your telephone number (albeit some of the services give you a 'virtual' telephone number).

'Something' is a modem. 'Someone' is a fax/email service.

The third party services that provides the virtual telephone number is alerted when someone sends a fax to your virtual number (or your actual telephone number that has been diverted to them by your telephone company) and they forward the message via email -- for this most charge a monthly fee. Like I said if you can find a free service, your laughing. And let me know because I want one too.



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...and I'd like to retract my recommendation of Windows XP fax, which I've found to be a pain -- now using Venta Fax and Voice.
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