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How to Send Faxes From a C++ Program - M

By rick ·
Hello,

I am developing an application which reads in data from a .txt file. This data includes fax numbers, and other information related to building order confirmation reports which are to be faxed to remote customers.

Based on my research, I have found numerous MSDN articles claiming that the best way to do what I want to do is to use MAPI to send the order confirmation reports as "messages" which are to be sent to "fax recipients." Supposedly, if you address a message to a recipient address with the form "FAX:123-456-7890" MAPI will recognize that this message should be faxed to the recipient, instead of being e-mailed.

Unfortunately, I cannot get this to work. I get a MAPI error indicating the recipient is invalid.

Anyone have a clue about this?

Thanks,

Rick Hogan

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by John Cranny In reply to How to Send Faxes From a ...

Pull out the dashes "-". Does your modem support sending faxes? It's been a while since I did this, but you might need to install a fax gateway. I think MS used to have a free one that you could download.

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by rick In reply to How to Send Faxes From a ...

Hi John, Thanks for your response. I had already tried with and without the dashes. Also, my modem does support sending faxes. I was able to send faxes with other software.

I finally figured out that the ability to send faxes using MAPI is something that is not necessarily "built in." Other software is required (e.g. Microsoft At Work Fax, etc.). I finally ended up buying WinFaxPro, and I am currently working on developing this application using the SDK that comes with WinFaxPro.
Rick

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