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Faximum Messaging Software as an SMTP Server, Configuring

When FMS is configured as an email server, email from the desktop systems is first passed to an email server that handles all of your desktop email (regardless of whether it is to be delivered by fax or email). The email server recognises fax email by the distinctive domain name used to address this email and passes the fax email message to FMS. FMS (which may be running on the same system as the email server or on another system) accepts the email message and delivers the message by fax.

This is not the normal method of configuring FMS and should only be used after consulting with Faximum Software.

In this situation, email messages that are to be delivered by fax are addressed as follows:

where everything to the left of the fax number is optional and fax.company.com is the unique domain name assigned to FMS.

There are two variations of the FMS as Email Server approach:

In order to use method 2A the following conditions must exist:

1. the faxhost must not be running any email server;

2. there must not be any need for the faxhost to receive any non-fax email messages.

In order to use method 2B the following condition must exist:

1. the faxhost operating system must support IP aliasing;

2. the primary email server on the faxhost must be able to be configured to only handle email to the primary IP address;

See also: "SMTP" on page 73.

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