A fax (short for facsimile) is a document sent over a telephone line.
ITD offers three options for faxing:
Most fax machines require a special type of connection that ITD can provide known as an analog line. In its simplest form, faxing is achieved in five steps:
ITD utilizes Open Text Fax Server, RightFax Edition (formerly Captaris RightFax) to enable faxing from any email-enabled device or application. This is particularly useful for people who wish to send and receive faxes directly from Microsoft Outlook.
To send a fax using an email client, build the "To:" address by combining the recipient's fax number with the "@fax.nd.gov" domain. For example, to send a fax to 555-1234:
RightFax automatically converts inbound faxes to PDF documents and delivers them to an email Inbox. Typically, agencies set up one inbound number and route faxes to a shared Outlook Inbox that is monitored by administrative assistants. Direct inbound faxing to specific inboxes is also available on a limited basis.
Fax on Demand utilizes Open Text Fax Server, RightFax Edition (formerly Captaris RightFax) to enable callers to request documents using their telephone keypads. The selected documents are then delivered to a fax number they specify.
For Traditional Faxing, use ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS) to submit a "Telecommunications" service request. When asked for the "Type of Set," select "Other" and specify "Fax machine."
For Desktop/Application Faxing or Fax on Demand, use ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS) to submit an "Email/IM/Rightfax/Quota" request. Briefly explain in the "Comments/Special Instructions" what you wish to accomplish.
Establishes policies for the use of enterprise email in North Dakota state government.
Email (electronic mail) is a means of transmitting computer-based messages over a network, typically the Internet. Today's email programs are often bundled with other tools designed to improve collaboration, such as calendars, contact lists, and task lists.