E-mailing a document to a Lexmark T644 printer

HiranB
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We have a networked Lexmark T644 printer and have just begun using Microsoft Reporting Services 2005. Ideally, we would like to send a report to a printer using Microsoft Reporting Services but that functionality doesn't appear to be available. Is it possible to send an e-mail to a Lexmark printer that then results in the Lexmark Printer, printing the document?

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Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop Support

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Not sure you are going to find the solution on the printer end, but maybe your email client has the ability to auto print emails based on rules setup for the email client.

For example, you might be able to create a rule in Outlook to do this.
I Googled around and found this Outlook addon program that might help.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/EM102772951033.aspx?pid=CE010211101033

If you tell me what email client you are using, I might be able to find something.

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Thanks for that. We are using Groupwise here ... I have little faith that Groupwise can be too intelligent! Let me know if you find anything thought?

Hiran
Tech Lead, Desktop Support
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Not sure this is possible to send an email to the printer as I'm guessing too much has to happen on the printer end to convert the email to a printable format...although it's a great idea, just never heard of printer having this ability before.

Of course, there are plenty of printers who can email you scanned print job, just never heard of the other way around.

Rereading your question, you most likely will find your answer on the Microsoft Reporting Services end of this problem meaning you might have to try and find a way to get MRS to send the print job to the printer.

Maybe there is an addon for MRS?

I'll see what I can find too.

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It was probably a hard one to have a definite answer to as there solutions for this type of question appear scarce.

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