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10.3: More fixes for broken fax-to-Mail features System
Besides fixing the enclosure of faxes as PDF in a mail that is sent to you after an incoming fax (see this hint), mailing does not work at all if you don`t use your own mailserver in your intranet, and it doesn't even work if you have a .mac account. Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.3.1 send the mail as root@computername.local (e.g. @ your Rendezvous-name), so it's viewed as relayed by every major mailserver. You can fix this behavior in /Library -> Preferences -> (the top-level Library, not your user's Library). Or you can use the freeware FaxEmailHelper from Rodney Yager. This program fixes following things:
  1. Some configuration problems, usually due to upgrading to Mac OS X 10.3 from earlier verrsions of the operating system.
  2. Fixes a bug which prevents many email clients (including Mail) from recognizing the attachment to the emailed fax.
  3. Allows you to specify the e-mail address from which faxed appear to be forwarded. Without this, the fax appears to come from FaxNotify@your.machine and many ISPs will reject such mail as it comes from an invalid address.
  4. Allows you to specify an outgoing mail server to be used for fax forwarding. Without this, the fax is forwarded directly from your computer and many ISPs will reject such mail from an untrusted mail server. Advanced settings allow you to specify a non-standard port and or authentication method if required.
[robg adds: I tested this program, and it seemed to work as described.]
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