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Fax servers are shared fax resources installed on LAN and multi-user computer networks. They typically are installed on a gateway PC or file server and they enable network users to (1) Have computer files transmitted as faxes to any fax machine or device in the world; (2) Receive faxes from any fax machine or device in the world at the fax server (where the fax phone call terminates) either for automatic print-out or to be routed via some mechanism to fax or universal-message mailboxes associated with each individual end user (or department or workgroup) on the LAN. Faxes are received as faxes -- image files! -- not as computer-editable alphanumerics
There are many services that will let you use the Internet to send a fax. Some are free while others are pay services. Most services require that you can send and receive electronic mail, or that you have Web access. Some require that you install special software on your computer (these are listed in the "Faxing from the Desktop" section.) Other Internet services that are available include conversion of incoming faxes to e-mail. That is, when you receive a fax at a special number, the fax is scanned and sent to your e-mail address. Other commercial services include bulk faxing, and web page form input to fax.
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