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About the Fax Service

The fax service is a Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI)-compliant system service that allows users on a network to send and receive faxes from their desktop applications. The service is available on computers that are running Windows 2000 and later. The fax service provides the following features:

  • Transmitting faxes
  • Receiving faxes
  • Flexible routing of inbound faxes
  • Outbound routing
  • Outgoing fax priorities
  • Archiving sent and received faxes
  • Server and device configuration management
  • Client use of server devices for sending and receiving faxes
  • Event logging
  • Activity logging
  • Delivery receipts
  • Security permissions

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