FMS Email Server Compatibility
FMS can be installed and configured to work in one of three ways:
- On the same system as an organisations mail email server (Mail
Transfer Agent or MTA software).
- On a different system connected by LAN to an organisation's
main email server.
- On a different system, connect over the Internet to an organisation's
mail email server, which may be a shared email server operated
by an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
1. FMS as the MTA
Fax Delivery Agent
In the first case, the Faximum Fax Messaging Server (FMS) is
installed on the same system as the company's main email server
and is configured to be a delivery agent of the main MTA. Faximum
Software Inc. currently supports the following email server software
Faximum FMS also supports the following bundled email server
Support for the following email servers is being developed. Please
for current information or if your email server software is not
2. FMS Connected to
a Local MTA
In the second case, FMS is installed on a Linux (or other supported
UNIX) server which is not running the organisation's main email
server. Emails to be delivered by fax are first routed to the
company's main email server which then passes them on to the FMS
Faximum has tested FMS working with the following email servers.
Since FMS supports all relevant Internet Email (SMTP) standards
we would expect FMS to correctly interoperate with any SMTP (Internet)
email server running on a separate system.
3. FMS Connected to
a Remote MTA
In the final case, the organisation's email is being handled
by an external server, usually located at an Internet Service
Configuring FMS in this environment requires special work and
you ought to contact Faximum
Technical Support for detailed instructions.
You will also need to arrange with your ISP for:
- a special domain name dedicated to your fax server; and
- ETRN email service.
Faximum can provide assistance in working with your ISP to provide
both of the above (or in locating an ISP who can provide these
services). You need not use the same ISP for your main email services
as for your ETRN email service.