Faxing from outlook 2007

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by JimmyHoffa, May 19, 2007.

  1. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Guest

    I've just upgraded from Vista home to business edition hoping that my
    software application will be able to send faxes via MAPI. It wasnt.
    So I looked into the Outlook 2007 settings and it doesnt appear to
    have any linkage with windows fax & scan at all anymore ?

    Can anyone tell me how to activate OL so I can Fax from outlook using
    the email to [FAX:0123123123] approach ?

    Is there a Com add-in which first needs to be installed ?


    JimmyHoffa, May 19, 2007
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  2. All you need to do is add the Fax Mail Transport to your Outlook profile,
    same as always.
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], May 19, 2007
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  3. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Guest

    Can you tell me where to look in outlook 2007 to find that ?

    JimmyHoffa, May 19, 2007
  4. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Guest

    Found it..

    But get an odd problem, When I go to the Email accounts tab, click
    Add New.. Select "Other" then choose Fax Mail Transport, and click
    Next.. I get a popup msg : "The account you added is not fully
    configured. it might not work properly until re-configured

    Any ideas whats going on there ? It wont let me go any further than
    JimmyHoffa, May 19, 2007
  5. Have you configured a functional fax account in WFS?
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], May 19, 2007
  6. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Guest

    Ok Found that too.. Need to run as admin. thx
    JimmyHoffa, May 19, 2007
  7. JimmyHoffa

    JohnA Guest


    This does not work for me - when I attempt to send to a Fax number, I get a
    message bounce:

    The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

    Recipient on Date
    The Microsoft Fax transport failed to deliver the message
    to the recipient.
    The message body cannot be printed.

    Yet, I can print the message to the Fax printer just fine - it converts the
    Outlook message to a Fax with a TIFF attachment containing the Outlook

    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

    -- John

    "killerb255" wrote in message


    A lot of what you see here has been crossposted from all corners of the
    Internet. I'm thinking this came from the Microsoft communities.

    In any case, there's a lot of information that you left out (or was
    probably in your original post in another community).

    1) Is your computer part of a client-server domain? If so, is it part
    of a Small Business Server domain? If not, is your fax modem installed
    on the PC you're using to send/receive faxes?
    2) What version of Outlook were you using before?
    3) Where were your faxes stored? Were they stored in the "Sent Items"
    folder? If so, did you back up your mailbox to a .pst file before

    Russ is right: just install the "Fax Mail Transport" option in Outlook
    2007 to get it working.

    In Outlook 2007:

    1) Click Tools -> Account Settings
    2) Click on “New,†then “Other,†and then “Fax Mail Transport.†You’ll
    get a warning stating that you will need to close Outlook in order for
    the settings to take effect. Finish the wizard and then close out of
    3) Open up Outlook again. Begin creating a new e-mail.
    4) At the top of the e-mail window, click “Accounts.†Change the option
    to “Fax Mail Transport.â€

    Didn't cost you a thing, did it?

    Now, if #2 above did not work, then either:

    a) Your fax modem isn't set up properly (if it's installed directly on
    your PC).
    b) Your shared fax "printer" is not set up properly (if you have a
    server with the fax modem installed on it).
    JohnA, Jul 15, 2011
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