Installing GFI FaxMaker on Windows 10, 8 or 7
Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8 (including 8.1) and 7 do not include the Microsoft® IISInternet Information Services SMTPSimple Mail Transport Protocol server that is used when the mail server routes fax/SMS emails to GFI FaxMaker.
There are two main methods of sending faxes/SMS that can be used instead:
- Sending faxes via web client - users login to GFI FaxMaker using a web browser and compose faxes using the web client.
- Use email via a POP3 mailbox - Users send fax/SMS emails to a dedicated POP3Post Office Protocol 3 mailbox. GFI FaxMaker picks up the emails from this mailbox and prepares the content for transmission. This method is more difficult to use since it requires TextAPI parameters to be included in the email body when composing fax/SMS emails. For more information refer to Sending faxes/SMS via a POP3 Mailbox.
Alternatively when installing GFI FaxMaker on Windows 10, 8 or 7, you may use other methods to send faxes and SMS. These methods do not require the IIS SMTP service: