When FMS is configured as a sendmail delivery agent, email intended to be delivered by fax is passed to the sendmail server running on the fax host. Sendmail receives the email (either directly from your desktop or indirectly from another email server), recognises the email address as being a fax number, and passes the message to FMS for delivery.
This is the normal method of configuring FMS and will be done as part of the configuration performed after the software has been installed.
In this situation, email messages that are to be delivered by fax are addressed as follows:
where everything to the left of FAX is optional and host.company.com is the domain name of fax host (which may be the same domain name as your corporate email server if FMS is installed on your corporate email server).
In order to use this method the following conditions must exist:
1. you must be running sendmail on the server you intend to use as your FMS server system;
2. you must be able to send email from any desktop machine you want to fax from to the FMS server;
3. you must be able to send email from the FMS server to any desktop machine you want to fax to or from.
Specific techniques to test that these conditions exist for your network are outlined elsewhere in this manual:
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