Fax from Outlook 2007 Help


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Bob P

Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
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Bob P

Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007 that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

Russ Valentine said:
You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007 that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

Russ Valentine said:
You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
B

Bob P

Thank you for your help Russ.

I have posted to Brother but no response yet and their website has virtually
nothing about outlook compatibility.

To be honest, thought this would be a no-brainer.

Appreciate your quick feedback.

Bob P

Russ Valentine said:
That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007 that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

Russ Valentine said:
You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
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John

I have a Brother MFC 7840W with email to fax cpabilities and you have to down
load a new firmware version that basically turns the fax machine into a email
relay that can forward email as faxes.

you sent the email to (e-mail address removed) and via email recieves the fax from
yourdomain. The name field in the email is the fax number. it recognises this
and faxes to that number. A dodgy system if you ask me and I havn't been able
to get it to recognise my tiff files. Calling brother is better than web

hope that makes sense :

email- email- fax



Bob P said:
Thank you for your help Russ.

I have posted to Brother but no response yet and their website has virtually
nothing about outlook compatibility.

To be honest, thought this would be a no-brainer.

Appreciate your quick feedback.

Bob P

Russ Valentine said:
That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007 that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

:

You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
M

mjp

Hello Russ,

I was wondering if you could help me. This is the closest thread I could
find to my question.

I have Outlook 2007 and Vista Ultimate (with Fax and Scan). Can you
integrate Outlook to use Fax and Scan. Sorry if this question in poorly
worded.

I want to fax to someone regularly through my Outlook 2007 who doesn't use
email (old timer). Right now I just use Fax and Scan to do it, but he is in
a distribution list in Outlook, so I have to send faxes to him separately
through Fax and Scan.


Russ Valentine said:
That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007 that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

Russ Valentine said:
You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

It's the same as all other versions. Just add the Fax transport to your
Outlook profile.
There's hardly any reason to. WFS uses your Outlook Contacts as its address
book anyway.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
mjp said:
Hello Russ,

I was wondering if you could help me. This is the closest thread I could
find to my question.

I have Outlook 2007 and Vista Ultimate (with Fax and Scan). Can you
integrate Outlook to use Fax and Scan. Sorry if this question in poorly
worded.

I want to fax to someone regularly through my Outlook 2007 who doesn't use
email (old timer). Right now I just use Fax and Scan to do it, but he is
in
a distribution list in Outlook, so I have to send faxes to him separately
through Fax and Scan.


Russ Valentine said:
That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Bob P said:
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a
dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a
file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and
HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007
that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

:

You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with
Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
M

mjp

I do use the address book in WFS, nice feature.

How do you configure the "Fax transport to my Outlook profile". I'm new to
the faxing stuff.

Russ Valentine said:
It's the same as all other versions. Just add the Fax transport to your
Outlook profile.
There's hardly any reason to. WFS uses your Outlook Contacts as its address
book anyway.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
mjp said:
Hello Russ,

I was wondering if you could help me. This is the closest thread I could
find to my question.

I have Outlook 2007 and Vista Ultimate (with Fax and Scan). Can you
integrate Outlook to use Fax and Scan. Sorry if this question in poorly
worded.

I want to fax to someone regularly through my Outlook 2007 who doesn't use
email (old timer). Right now I just use Fax and Scan to do it, but he is
in
a distribution list in Outlook, so I have to send faxes to him separately
through Fax and Scan.


Russ Valentine said:
That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a
dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from a
file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax and
HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007
that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

:

You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with
Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Tools > Account Settings > Email > New... > Other
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
mjp said:
I do use the address book in WFS, nice feature.

How do you configure the "Fax transport to my Outlook profile". I'm new
to
the faxing stuff.

Russ Valentine said:
It's the same as all other versions. Just add the Fax transport to your
Outlook profile.
There's hardly any reason to. WFS uses your Outlook Contacts as its
address
book anyway.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
mjp said:
Hello Russ,

I was wondering if you could help me. This is the closest thread I
could
find to my question.

I have Outlook 2007 and Vista Ultimate (with Fax and Scan). Can you
integrate Outlook to use Fax and Scan. Sorry if this question in
poorly
worded.

I want to fax to someone regularly through my Outlook 2007 who doesn't
use
email (old timer). Right now I just use Fax and Scan to do it, but he
is
in
a distribution list in Outlook, so I have to send faxes to him
separately
through Fax and Scan.


:

That would be a question for Brother. In theory, third party vendors
can
provide you with the ability to connect their software to the Outlook
Address Service but few seem to.
The only Fax Services with which Outlook 2007 can integrate directly
are
Windows XP Fax, Vista Fax and Scan (which obviously you don't have
with
Vista Home), and the various Internet Fax Services that support Office
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ-

The Brother software has something called PC-Fax.
It sits as a printer. When documents are sent to this printer a
dashboard
appears where I type in the fax number and click send.
The dashboard looks like the manual fax machine. I am sending from
a
file
rather than thru the hardcopy process.

But I really want to be able to use the Outlook address book and
keep a
copy
ie sent items.

Understand Vista Home Premium does not have microsoft scan and fax
and
HP
does not recommend any other version of Vista on its Laptops. At
least
the
one I have.

There has to be a way to assign some sort of account in outlook 2007
that
sends to the Brother MFC.

Any ideas appreciated.

:

You have not identified any fax software that can integrate with
Outlook.
What were you planning to use?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Outlook 2007(with BCM)-Vista Home Premium-Brother MFC7820N
Network
scanner
Fax Printer
Cannot get Outlook to recognize fax. So each fax has to go thru
a
print
driver and I have to type in each fax number each time.
Have searched online for weeks - no options. Any ideas how to
fax a
doc
using the outlook and this hi-tech hardware to work together?
(many of my contacts require fax rather than email. Fairly
active
volume.
On line faxing seems to be just as complex as using print
driver.)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Bob P
 

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