finding a fax in the fax console?


G

Guest

I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP. Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation as to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)
 
G

Guest

Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP. Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation as to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.

.
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often, this problem arises
because some other imaging application that you installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from the Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer > Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

Another common cause of this problem is firewall software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP. Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation as to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.

.
 
R

Rod Keys

For what it's worth, I ran into some of your problems very early in the
piece too.
I use the fax component as the console, not from Outlook, I use it mainly
from Word and Excel, and also from my scanning software.
My solution to the problem of identifying faxes is to copy them to a folder
set up just for fax messages, when saving them in this folder, give each
file (image) a specific name which allows you to identify the subject.
Time consuming and clumsy as it may be, it is the only way I've been able to
come up with a workable solution, and I'm processing more than ten faxes a
day doing this.

Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP. Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation as to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.

.
 
G

Guest

I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often, this problem arises
because some other imaging application that you installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from the Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"
Another common cause of this problem is firewall software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c 78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes
from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be.
Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all
that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP. Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to
fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up
losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be
anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


.

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did the command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often, this problem arises
because some other imaging application that you installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from the Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"
Another common cause of this problem is firewall software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c 78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


.

.
 
G

Guest

As I said previously I do not know what you are talking
about with command lines! All I know about command lines
is writing batch files to xcopy.

I am using office xp small business!

What command line is set to MODI? Where do you see the
command line? How do I change it? What is MODI?

Thank you.
-----Original Message-----
The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did the command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often,
this
problem arises
because some other imaging application that you installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from
the
Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"
Another common cause of this problem is firewall software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c
78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of
speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


.



.

.
 
G

Guest

If I uninstall the fax service and reinstall it, in an
attempt to get the console to work properly, will I loose
all of the faxes in the console?
-----Original Message-----
The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did the command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often,
this
problem arises
because some other imaging application that you installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from
the
Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"
Another common cause of this problem is firewall software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c
78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of
speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


.



.

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G

Guest

Prior to coming to this newsgroup I searched the MS
knowledge base for fax console under Outlook 2002 and
found nothing relevant.

I just found a KB article directly on point at
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;322011&Product=winxp

After downloading and installing the file, I can now view
all faxes.

Thank you for your help.
-----Original Message-----
The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did the command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often,
this
problem arises
because some other imaging application that you installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from
the
Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"
Another common cause of this problem is firewall software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c
78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be. Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of
speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax console
find a fax that was sent or received among the hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


.



.

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Reread my post. I told you where this command line should be: File
associations for TIF files.
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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
As I said previously I do not know what you are talking
about with command lines! All I know about command lines
is writing batch files to xcopy.

I am using office xp small business!

What command line is set to MODI? Where do you see the
command line? How do I change it? What is MODI?

Thank you.
-----Original Message-----
The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did the command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often, this
problem arises
because some other imaging application that you
installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from the
Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default
viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

Another common cause of this problem is firewall
software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton
Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c
78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax
item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the
program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes
from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be.
Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all
that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to
fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject
and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and
receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up
losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the
Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be
anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax
console
find a fax that was sent or received among the
hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time
searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


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Guest

I followed your instructions and replaced the TIF file
associations as previously described in my response to
your post. There were no command line's visible, or
involved in the process. I simply selected the desired
program from a list of programs. Again no command line's.
-----Original Message-----
Reread my post. I told you where this command line should be: File
associations for TIF files.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
As I said previously I do not know what you are talking
about with command lines! All I know about command lines
is writing batch files to xcopy.

I am using office xp small business!

What command line is set to MODI? Where do you see the
command line? How do I change it? What is MODI?

Thank you.
-----Original Message-----
The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did
the
command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF & TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often, this
problem arises
because some other imaging application that you
installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes
from
the
Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default
viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

Another common cause of this problem is firewall
software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton
Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c
78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them. Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax
item
and selecting the view button, or go to the file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the
inbox
or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the
program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes
from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP
Fax
is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be.
Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all
that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for
Windows
XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to
fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject
and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and
receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a
Windows
XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up
losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the
Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be
anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax
console
find a fax that was sent or received among the
hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time
searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

There are several ways of changing file associations. Use the GUI and select
the program from a list (what you did) or (if the program is not available
for you to choose) do it manually by entering the command line into the Open
verb for the file. You can also edit the verb directly in the registry.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I followed your instructions and replaced the TIF file
associations as previously described in my response to
your post. There were no command line's visible, or
involved in the process. I simply selected the desired
program from a list of programs. Again no command line's.
-----Original Message-----
Reread my post. I told you where this command line should be: File
associations for TIF files.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
As I said previously I do not know what you are talking
about with command lines! All I know about command lines
is writing batch files to xcopy.

I am using office xp small business!

What command line is set to MODI? Where do you see the
command line? How do I change it? What is MODI?

Thank you.
-----Original Message-----
The command line is for the Open command for TIF files.
Are you sure you are using Office XP? If so, how did the
command line get
set to MODI?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I checked NIS firewall and the trojan horse was already
disabled, I probably did that when I installed
fax4outlook many moons ago.

I also changed the default viewer for both the TIF &
TIFF
files from ms office document imaging to ms picture and
fax viewer.

I do not know what the command line is for that you
listed?

I am still unable to view any faxes from the console.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
Indeed you should.
There are many causes for this problem. Most often,
this
problem arises
because some other imaging application that you
installed has set itself as
the default viewer for TIF files. To view faxes from
the
Fax Console, the
Windows Imaging and Fax viewer must be your default
viewer for TIF files.
You can easily restore that setting in Windows
Explorer
Folder Options.
File Types. For most users the command line should
read:

"rundll32.exe <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32
\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

Another common cause of this problem is firewall
software Trojan horse
rules. The most common is one that ships with Norton
Internet Security.
Details on that on are available here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/4a29389c214c
78ea88256c75005f451a/713afacbd4135e0a88256c77007e526f?
OpenDocument


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Ouch!

I will follow your recomendation to contact them.
Thank
you.

Since we are stuck with the console for the time
being,
shouldn't I be able to view a fax from it by either
double clicking on a fax item, or highlighting a fax
item
and selecting the view button, or go to the
file/view
menu?

I can't seem to open any of the faxes in the inbox
or
sent item folder. There is no responce from the
program.

Please advise.
-----Original Message-----
The only thing fax4Outlook ever did was copy faxes
from
the Fax Console
Inbox to the Outlook Inbox.

Surely by now you've realized that Windows XP Fax
is
bare bones fax
software. That's all it was ever intended to be.
Nowhere
have I seen
Microsoft promise that Windows XP Fax would be all
that
you'd ever need in
fax software. Routing to Outlook's Inbox and other
integration with Outlook
has been all but eliminated.

I really think Microsoft was leaving it to third
party
vendors to develop
and provide full featured fax software for Windows
XP.
Since no one seems to
have done so, it now becomes a matter of
speculation
as
to whether
Microsoft's Fax and Outlook developers will try to
fill
this void in
upcoming versions. That all depends on the
perceived
market I suspect. Tell
them what you think. You can send Outlook feature
requests to
(e-mail address removed) with "Outlook" in the subject
and to
(e-mail address removed)

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
message
I am currently using fax4Outlook, which I believe
utilizes the Microsoft fax console, to send and
receive
faxes directly within Outlook 2002 on a Windows
XP
operating system.

The problem that I'm having is that the
fax4Outlook
program is so horribly unstable, that I end up
losing
all
of my faxes from the Outlook inbox and sent items
folder
sporadically throughout the week.

I am perplexed with the functionality of the
Microsoft
fax console in that there does not appear to be
anyway
to
add a meaningful subject or even the senders or
receivers
information to a fax item in the console.

That being said, how does anyone using the fax
console
find a fax that was sent or received among the
hundreds
of faxes there without wasting valuable time
searching
through the list each time?

Any advice would be appreciated.


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