Win95 Fax Software


J

J. Michael Morse

Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer.  It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it.  Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version.  I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Use your Win98 CD instead. It's on there too.
For information on installing MSFax in Windows 98, take a look here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q187/9/79.asp

The procedure may be a little different for Win98 SE. Win98 SE will install
IE5, which has a habit of changing the MAPI files that are used by Outlook
98 (and MSFax).

The trick is to install Win98 SE and extract the MS Fax stuff from the Win98
SE CD. Get that working first and then rename all the MAPI*.* files and then
install Outlook 98. If you make sure that you install Outlook 98 in
corporate/workgroup mode then you should be OK for MSFax.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
 
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@(none)

Russ said:
Use your Win98 CD instead. It's on there too.
For information on installing MSFax in Windows 98, take a look here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q187/9/79.asp

The procedure may be a little different for Win98 SE. Win98 SE will install
IE5, which has a habit of changing the MAPI files that are used by Outlook
98 (and MSFax).

The trick is to install Win98 SE and extract the MS Fax stuff from the Win98
SE CD. Get that working first and then rename all the MAPI*.* files and then
install Outlook 98. If you make sure that you install Outlook 98 in
corporate/workgroup mode then you should be OK for MSFax.
Russ,

Thanks for the info. Everything worked great as far as the
faxing goes. It is using Exchange 5.0, which I assume is what
is not Outlook. I set up a mail account which will pull the
email (pop3) of my earthlink but will not send any mail. It
gives the error message, "No transport found." Can you help
me with this also or do I need to post to another newsgroup?

FYI, I double checked the pop mail settings, so I know that
both the outgoing and incoming settings are correct. It seems
odd that it will pull (receive) but not send.

I would like to avoid having to re-install Outlook if possible
as this Exchange program looks like it will do what I need and
I am afraid if I reinstall Outlook, it will muck up my ability
to send faxes.

Thanks again for your help.

Michael
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Nothing fits here. Please check the accuracy of your statements.
Exchange 5.0 was a corporate mail server that is so old no viable company
would still be using it. Are you telling me you are connected to a corporate
intranet based on Exchange 5.0?
Outlook 97 is equally decrepit. No one has used it for years. Moreover it
did not support the co-existence of Exchange and an Internet Mail transport
in the same profile.
 
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@(none)

Russ said:
Nothing fits here. Please check the accuracy of your statements.
Exchange 5.0 was a corporate mail server that is so old no viable company
would still be using it. Are you telling me you are connected to a corporate
intranet based on Exchange 5.0?
Outlook 97 is equally decrepit. No one has used it for years. Moreover it
did not support the co-existence of Exchange and an Internet Mail transport
in the same profile.
No, I am not connected to a corporate inranet. When I load Exchange
5.0, it asks me to choose a profile and I select my profile. Under
my profile I have five services, Personal Addresss Book, Outlook
Address Book (even though Outlook is not installed), Microsoft Fax,
Personal Files and INTERNET email. My profile did at one time have
a Exchange Mailbox option, but via one of the menus (Properties?)
I removed it.

All five of these services work fine, with the exception of the
internet email. Again, I can receive mail via my pop3 earthlink
account, but when I try to send mail, it get the following message
in my Inbox: "No transport provider was available for delivery
to this recipient."

Now, this is not a big issue. I can always use Mozilla or Outlook
Express to send email. However, if I do that, I might as well use
an alternate program for both sending and receiving.

I am simply trying to avoid reinstalling Outlook 98 as I am afraid
it will mess up the Exchange program which has the fax option in it.
Unless you know if that these five services (including the fax service)
will still be available in Outlook?

OTS, I really enjoyed using Outlook 98 and even by today's standards,
would not label it as decrepit. I use email for mostly basic things
do not use all of the bells and whistles. Sending, receiving and a
decent address book is included in Outlook, not to mention a decent
calendar. In fact, I still use Office 97. I know this is off topic
but I never felt the need to "upgrade" programs. There is no point
in doing so since Office 97 fits my needs.

Anyway, any more insight you may have will be appreciated. I would
really like to get Exchange's outgoing email function to work so
that way I would have to use only one email program.

Thank you for your help so far. It is appreciated.

Michael
 
J

J. Michael Morse

Russ said:
Nothing fits here. Please check the accuracy of your statements.
Exchange 5.0 was a corporate mail server that is so old no viable company
would still be using it. Are you telling me you are connected to a corporate
intranet based on Exchange 5.0?
Outlook 97 is equally decrepit. No one has used it for years. Moreover it
did not support the co-existence of Exchange and an Internet Mail transport
in the same profile.
Sorry for the repost. Difficulties with the Newsreader.
~~~~~~~~

No, I am not connected to a corporate inranet. When I load Exchange
5.0, it asks me to choose a profile and I select my profile. Under
my profile I have five services, Personal Addresss Book, Outlook
Address Book (even though Outlook is not installed), Microsoft Fax,
Personal Files and INTERNET email. My profile did at one time have
a Exchange Mailbox option, but via one of the menus (Properties?)
I removed it.

All five of these services work fine, with the exception of the
internet email. Again, I can receive mail via my pop3 earthlink
account, but when I try to send mail, it get the following message
in my Inbox: "No transport provider was available for delivery
to this recipient."

Now, this is not a big issue. I can always use Mozilla or Outlook
Express to send email. However, if I do that, I might as well use
an alternate program for both sending and receiving.

I am simply trying to avoid reinstalling Outlook 98 as I am afraid
it will mess up the Exchange program which has the fax option in it.
Unless you know if that these five services (including the fax service)
will still be available in Outlook?

OTS, I really enjoyed using Outlook 98 and even by today's standards,
would not label it as decrepit. I use email for mostly basic things
do not use all of the bells and whistles. Sending, receiving and a
decent address book is included in Outlook, not to mention a decent
calendar. In fact, I still use Office 97. I know this is off topic
but I never felt the need to "upgrade" programs. There is no point
in doing so since Office 97 fits my needs.

Anyway, any more insight you may have will be appreciated. I would
really like to get Exchange's outgoing email function to work so
that way I would have to use only one email program.

Thank you for your help so far. It is appreciated.

Michael
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Do you mean the old Exchange client from Windows 95?
Outlook 97/98 replaced that. You shouldn't be using that application at all.
Why would you not want to use Outlook?
 
J

J. Michael Morse

Russ said:
Do you mean the old Exchange client from Windows 95?
Outlook 97/98 replaced that. You shouldn't be using that application at all.
Why would you not want to use Outlook?
Yes, exactly. Unless I had it (Outlook 98) installed incorrectly,
there was no fax function to it. Am I mistaken? Does Outlook 98
have a fax function like Exchange?

The only reason I have not re-installed Outlook 98 is that I am
afraid it will erase/override the fax function in Exchange. Do
you know if this is the case?

Michael
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Outlook 97 and 98 replaced that old Exchange client--and needed to. That
client couldn't even negotiate with many POP3/SMTP servers. They retain the
ability to handle full MAPI transports and so they integrate just fine with
Microsoft Fax.
If you install Outlook 98, make sure you use Corp/Workgroup mode so that you
will have full MAPI capability. Also, pay attention to the order in which
you install things in order to keep Fax working. You should find ample
instructions here:
http://www.slipstick.com/addins/services/msfax.htm
 
D

Duke Williams

**********************
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
***********************************************


Hi ,
Let's get straght.
Forget about FAX software of Old Win95 temporarily.

To send FAX "WITH OUTLOOK98" on Windows98(not 98SE ? maybe)

You neet to install WinFAX starter edition which is on OUTLOOK98
CD or Office97 CD now that your PC is equipped with FAX modem and
its driver is effective and Outlook98 must be installed as IMO.

Internet Explorer 4.X must be installed wihich is the begining
version just after you installed Windows98.
If you updated Internet Explorer to version 5 or higher, you must back it
down to version 4.X or you cannot install WinFAX SE as one of the
Outlook98 components.

Then, strat-control panel- Add/ Remove software, you point Outlook98
, add components , check WinFAX starter edition in the list displayed
on window of Internet Explorer 4.X.
After WinFAX SE is installed, start Outlook98, a dialog may come up
to set account for WinFAXSE, set them as required push "MODEM"
button on the dialog to make WinFAX detect FAX modem.
If this suceeds FAX modem's port is set to "TAPI".

From Outlook98 menu, action-new fax message, you will get a message
composing window for FAX . Put the recipient FAX number such as
fax@wXXXXXXX into the address blank.

Duke
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

This is highly questionable advice.
IMO mode was a temporary, highly dysfunctional mode of Outlook I would not
wish on anyone. It was quickly abandoned. Even worse was WinFax SE which
almost never worked, was never supported, and certainly won't work with
modems released years after it was abandoned.
There is absolutely no need to switch to either. Corp/Workgroup mode of
Outlook and Microsoft Fax worked just fine and were far more reliable.
 
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Duke Williams

Hi Rus,

I am not going to argue with this;
"certainly won't work with modems released years after
it was abandoned."

Michael said in his first post;
"I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer."

His OLD machine MUST NOT HAVE "modems released years
after it (i.e. WinFAX SE ) was abandoned ".
The modem in his PC is OLD and will work with WinFAX SE
from Outlook98 as well as the modem driver on PC's System CD
will work to the modem.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
This is highly questionable advice.
IMO mode was a temporary, highly dysfunctional mode of Outlook I would not
wish on anyone. It was quickly abandoned. Even worse was WinFax SE which
almost never worked, was never supported, and certainly won't work with
modems released years after it was abandoned.
There is absolutely no need to switch to either. Corp/Workgroup mode of
Outlook and Microsoft Fax worked just fine and were far more reliable.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
**********************
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
***********************************************


Hi ,
Let's get straght.
Forget about FAX software of Old Win95 temporarily.

To send FAX "WITH OUTLOOK98" on Windows98(not 98SE ? maybe)

You neet to install WinFAX starter edition which is on OUTLOOK98
CD or Office97 CD now that your PC is equipped with FAX modem and
its driver is effective and Outlook98 must be installed as IMO.

Internet Explorer 4.X must be installed wihich is the begining
version just after you installed Windows98.
If you updated Internet Explorer to version 5 or higher, you must back it
down to version 4.X or you cannot install WinFAX SE as one of the
Outlook98 components.

Then, strat-control panel- Add/ Remove software, you point Outlook98
, add components , check WinFAX starter edition in the list displayed
on window of Internet Explorer 4.X.
After WinFAX SE is installed, start Outlook98, a dialog may come up
to set account for WinFAXSE, set them as required push "MODEM"
button on the dialog to make WinFAX detect FAX modem.
If this suceeds FAX modem's port is set to "TAPI".

From Outlook98 menu, action-new fax message, you will get a message
composing window for FAX . Put the recipient FAX number such as
fax@wXXXXXXX into the address blank.

Duke
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Agreed, but even most older modems didn't work with WinFax SE. The more
important point was that moving to IMO would have a lot of unintended
consequences for someone who preferred to use Exchange 5.0.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
Hi Rus,

I am not going to argue with this;
"certainly won't work with modems released years after
it was abandoned."

Michael said in his first post;
"I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer."

His OLD machine MUST NOT HAVE "modems released years
after it (i.e. WinFAX SE ) was abandoned ".
The modem in his PC is OLD and will work with WinFAX SE
from Outlook98 as well as the modem driver on PC's System CD
will work to the modem.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
This is highly questionable advice.
IMO mode was a temporary, highly dysfunctional mode of Outlook I would
not wish on anyone. It was quickly abandoned. Even worse was WinFax SE
which almost never worked, was never supported, and certainly won't work
with modems released years after it was abandoned.
There is absolutely no need to switch to either. Corp/Workgroup mode of
Outlook and Microsoft Fax worked just fine and were far more reliable.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
**********************
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
***********************************************


Hi ,
Let's get straght.
Forget about FAX software of Old Win95 temporarily.

To send FAX "WITH OUTLOOK98" on Windows98(not 98SE ? maybe)

You neet to install WinFAX starter edition which is on OUTLOOK98
CD or Office97 CD now that your PC is equipped with FAX modem and
its driver is effective and Outlook98 must be installed as IMO.

Internet Explorer 4.X must be installed wihich is the begining
version just after you installed Windows98.
If you updated Internet Explorer to version 5 or higher, you must back
it
down to version 4.X or you cannot install WinFAX SE as one of the
Outlook98 components.

Then, strat-control panel- Add/ Remove software, you point Outlook98
, add components , check WinFAX starter edition in the list displayed
on window of Internet Explorer 4.X.
After WinFAX SE is installed, start Outlook98, a dialog may come up
to set account for WinFAXSE, set them as required push "MODEM"
button on the dialog to make WinFAX detect FAX modem.
If this suceeds FAX modem's port is set to "TAPI".

From Outlook98 menu, action-new fax message, you will get a message
composing window for FAX . Put the recipient FAX number such as
fax@wXXXXXXX into the address blank.

Duke
 
D

Duke Williams

Hi Russ.

I am not sure that he will have the problem you mentioned
in his Windows98 + Exchange5.
Yes he has Exchange5 in WIndows98.
**********************
The only reason I have not re-installed Outlook 98 is that I am
afraid it will erase/override the fax function in Exchange.
**********************

As far as I am concerned, Outlook98++Exchange5 +WndowsNT4
Workstation(WindowsNTSP4 and IE4.X must be the version when
WinFAX SE is being to be installled) has no problem to re-install
OL fromCorp/Workgroup to IMO vice versa.
As Michael has Windows98, he only needs to care about Intenet
Explorer 4.X when re-installing Outlook to IMO and WinFAX SE
to make the installer work.

As FAX modem concerns, U.S Robotics 56K Voice FAX model
No. 0637 manufactured in 1999 worked with WinFAX SE having
no problem in my case .
Maybe I was lucky with this modem.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
Agreed, but even most older modems didn't work with WinFax SE. The more
important point was that moving to IMO would have a lot of unintended
consequences for someone who preferred to use Exchange 5.0.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
Hi Rus,

I am not going to argue with this;
"certainly won't work with modems released years after
it was abandoned."

Michael said in his first post;
"I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer."

His OLD machine MUST NOT HAVE "modems released years
after it (i.e. WinFAX SE ) was abandoned ".
The modem in his PC is OLD and will work with WinFAX SE
from Outlook98 as well as the modem driver on PC's System CD
will work to the modem.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
This is highly questionable advice.
IMO mode was a temporary, highly dysfunctional mode of Outlook I would
not wish on anyone. It was quickly abandoned. Even worse was WinFax SE
which almost never worked, was never supported, and certainly won't work
with modems released years after it was abandoned.
There is absolutely no need to switch to either. Corp/Workgroup mode of
Outlook and Microsoft Fax worked just fine and were far more reliable.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
**********************
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
***********************************************


Hi ,
Let's get straght.
Forget about FAX software of Old Win95 temporarily.

To send FAX "WITH OUTLOOK98" on Windows98(not 98SE ? maybe)

You neet to install WinFAX starter edition which is on OUTLOOK98
CD or Office97 CD now that your PC is equipped with FAX modem and
its driver is effective and Outlook98 must be installed as IMO.

Internet Explorer 4.X must be installed wihich is the begining
version just after you installed Windows98.
If you updated Internet Explorer to version 5 or higher, you must back
it
down to version 4.X or you cannot install WinFAX SE as one of the
Outlook98 components.

Then, strat-control panel- Add/ Remove software, you point Outlook98
, add components , check WinFAX starter edition in the list displayed
on window of Internet Explorer 4.X.
After WinFAX SE is installed, start Outlook98, a dialog may come up
to set account for WinFAXSE, set them as required push "MODEM"
button on the dialog to make WinFAX detect FAX modem.
If this suceeds FAX modem's port is set to "TAPI".

From Outlook98 menu, action-new fax message, you will get a message
composing window for FAX . Put the recipient FAX number such as
fax@wXXXXXXX into the address blank.

Duke
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

But the user was concerned about losing the functionality he had with
Exchange 5.0. Outlook 98 C/W is the overlay to Exchange 5.0 and simply
updates that module, retaining all its functionality. A switch to IMO would
blow his full MAPI capability away for good, leaving him with a version of
Outlook what was never intended for anything but an interim fix for users
who did not need MAPI.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
Hi Russ.

I am not sure that he will have the problem you mentioned
in his Windows98 + Exchange5.
Yes he has Exchange5 in WIndows98.
**********************
The only reason I have not re-installed Outlook 98 is that I am
afraid it will erase/override the fax function in Exchange.
**********************

As far as I am concerned, Outlook98++Exchange5 +WndowsNT4
Workstation(WindowsNTSP4 and IE4.X must be the version when
WinFAX SE is being to be installled) has no problem to re-install
OL fromCorp/Workgroup to IMO vice versa.
As Michael has Windows98, he only needs to care about Intenet
Explorer 4.X when re-installing Outlook to IMO and WinFAX SE
to make the installer work.

As FAX modem concerns, U.S Robotics 56K Voice FAX model
No. 0637 manufactured in 1999 worked with WinFAX SE having
no problem in my case .
Maybe I was lucky with this modem.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
Agreed, but even most older modems didn't work with WinFax SE. The more
important point was that moving to IMO would have a lot of unintended
consequences for someone who preferred to use Exchange 5.0.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
Hi Rus,

I am not going to argue with this;
"certainly won't work with modems released years after
it was abandoned."

Michael said in his first post;
"I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer."

His OLD machine MUST NOT HAVE "modems released years
after it (i.e. WinFAX SE ) was abandoned ".
The modem in his PC is OLD and will work with WinFAX SE
from Outlook98 as well as the modem driver on PC's System CD
will work to the modem.

Duke


This is highly questionable advice.
IMO mode was a temporary, highly dysfunctional mode of Outlook I would
not wish on anyone. It was quickly abandoned. Even worse was WinFax SE
which almost never worked, was never supported, and certainly won't
work with modems released years after it was abandoned.
There is absolutely no need to switch to either. Corp/Workgroup mode of
Outlook and Microsoft Fax worked just fine and were far more reliable.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
**********************
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
***********************************************


Hi ,
Let's get straght.
Forget about FAX software of Old Win95 temporarily.

To send FAX "WITH OUTLOOK98" on Windows98(not 98SE ? maybe)

You neet to install WinFAX starter edition which is on OUTLOOK98
CD or Office97 CD now that your PC is equipped with FAX modem and
its driver is effective and Outlook98 must be installed as IMO.

Internet Explorer 4.X must be installed wihich is the begining
version just after you installed Windows98.
If you updated Internet Explorer to version 5 or higher, you must back
it
down to version 4.X or you cannot install WinFAX SE as one of the
Outlook98 components.

Then, strat-control panel- Add/ Remove software, you point Outlook98
, add components , check WinFAX starter edition in the list displayed
on window of Internet Explorer 4.X.
After WinFAX SE is installed, start Outlook98, a dialog may come up
to set account for WinFAXSE, set them as required push "MODEM"
button on the dialog to make WinFAX detect FAX modem.
If this suceeds FAX modem's port is set to "TAPI".

From Outlook98 menu, action-new fax message, you will get a message
composing window for FAX . Put the recipient FAX number such as
fax@wXXXXXXX into the address blank.

Duke
 
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D

Duke Williams

Thanks to reply again.
I got you.

Back to his original purpose;
************************
Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.
************************

Without changing Outlook 98 installation mode which is C/WG mode,
maybe printing any document to Microsoft FAX from any application
is the solution I believe.
If he install FAX function from Windows98 CD, he will have MS FAX
as printer and can send fax following file-print memu of Office97
applications or others selecting MS FAX in print dialog.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
But the user was concerned about losing the functionality he had with
Exchange 5.0. Outlook 98 C/W is the overlay to Exchange 5.0 and simply
updates that module, retaining all its functionality. A switch to IMO
would blow his full MAPI capability away for good, leaving him with a
version of Outlook what was never intended for anything but an interim fix
for users who did not need MAPI.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Duke Williams said:
Hi Russ.

I am not sure that he will have the problem you mentioned
in his Windows98 + Exchange5.
Yes he has Exchange5 in WIndows98.
**********************
The only reason I have not re-installed Outlook 98 is that I am
afraid it will erase/override the fax function in Exchange.
**********************

As far as I am concerned, Outlook98++Exchange5 +WndowsNT4
Workstation(WindowsNTSP4 and IE4.X must be the version when
WinFAX SE is being to be installled) has no problem to re-install
OL fromCorp/Workgroup to IMO vice versa.
As Michael has Windows98, he only needs to care about Intenet
Explorer 4.X when re-installing Outlook to IMO and WinFAX SE
to make the installer work.

As FAX modem concerns, U.S Robotics 56K Voice FAX model
No. 0637 manufactured in 1999 worked with WinFAX SE having
no problem in my case .
Maybe I was lucky with this modem.

Duke


Russ Valentine said:
Agreed, but even most older modems didn't work with WinFax SE. The more
important point was that moving to IMO would have a lot of unintended
consequences for someone who preferred to use Exchange 5.0.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Hi Rus,

I am not going to argue with this;
"certainly won't work with modems released years after
it was abandoned."

Michael said in his first post;
"I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer."

His OLD machine MUST NOT HAVE "modems released years
after it (i.e. WinFAX SE ) was abandoned ".
The modem in his PC is OLD and will work with WinFAX SE
from Outlook98 as well as the modem driver on PC's System CD
will work to the modem.

Duke


This is highly questionable advice.
IMO mode was a temporary, highly dysfunctional mode of Outlook I would
not wish on anyone. It was quickly abandoned. Even worse was WinFax SE
which almost never worked, was never supported, and certainly won't
work with modems released years after it was abandoned.
There is absolutely no need to switch to either. Corp/Workgroup mode
of Outlook and Microsoft Fax worked just fine and were far more
reliable.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
**********************
Office 97
Outlook 98
------------

I am temporarily (maybe permanent!) using my old Win98
computer. It has Office 97 and Outlook 98 on it. Windows
used to have it's own fax software, I think it was on the Win95
version. I have an old Win95 cd and was wondering if anyone
remembers out to get this fax software to work?

Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is to be able to fax from
any Office 97 module, not just Outlook.

Thanks for any help that is able to be offered.

Michael
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Hi ,
Let's get straght.
Forget about FAX software of Old Win95 temporarily.

To send FAX "WITH OUTLOOK98" on Windows98(not 98SE ? maybe)

You neet to install WinFAX starter edition which is on OUTLOOK98
CD or Office97 CD now that your PC is equipped with FAX modem and
its driver is effective and Outlook98 must be installed as IMO.

Internet Explorer 4.X must be installed wihich is the begining
version just after you installed Windows98.
If you updated Internet Explorer to version 5 or higher, you must
back it
down to version 4.X or you cannot install WinFAX SE as one of the
Outlook98 components.

Then, strat-control panel- Add/ Remove software, you point Outlook98
, add components , check WinFAX starter edition in the list displayed
on window of Internet Explorer 4.X.
After WinFAX SE is installed, start Outlook98, a dialog may come up
to set account for WinFAXSE, set them as required push "MODEM"
button on the dialog to make WinFAX detect FAX modem.
If this suceeds FAX modem's port is set to "TAPI".

From Outlook98 menu, action-new fax message, you will get a message
composing window for FAX . Put the recipient FAX number such as
fax@wXXXXXXX into the address blank.

Duke
 
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