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System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for RelayFax to run. This does not take into account running multiple applications simultaneously. To run several applications at the same time, your computer should exceed these recommendations.

·Microsoft Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista/2008 operating system (32- and 64-bit), excluding XP/Vista Home. The RelayFax SMTP Client can be installed on the Home Editions, but the cover page options will not work because those versions of the operating system do not include "Fax Services," also known as "Windows Fax and Scan."
·Computer with Pentium IV 1GHz (or higher) processor.
·512 MB of memory (1GB recommended).
·Minimum hard disk space required: 30 MB.
·TCP/IP network protocol installed.
·Internet or Intranet communication capabilities.
·Access to a standard SMTP/POP3 Email server. This server does not need to be installed on your LAN. RelayFax's Internet and dialup features make it possible to use your ISP's mail server, or any other server that you are allowed to use for collecting and sending email.

Although not required, RelayFax can be run concurrently with your mail server on the same computer. In fact, if you are using MDaemon Email Server then this is recommended in order to utilize its built-in integration features more effectively.

·One or more fax boards or class 1, 1.0, 2, 2.0, or 2.1 fax modems.

Before You Begin

RelayFax's installation program will ask you a number of questions during the installation process that are required to properly configure your server. While it is possible to enter some of this information after installation, you can save time and end your installation with a fully configured server by knowing the answers to these questions before you begin.

You will need to know:

·The drive and directory in which you wish to install RelayFax (the default is C:\Program Files\RelayFax).
·The registered user's name and company.
·Which components you wish to install at this time. You can choose to install: the RelayFax server application and support files, the RelayFax SMTP Fax Client, the printer drivers, and the OCR Printer Driver.

Server

You will need to know:

·Your Company name.
·The Call Subscriber Identification (CSID) that you wish to assign to your fax device (this is usually the same as your company name). In some areas of the world this information is required.
·Your fax and voice numbers.
·The domain name or IP address of your mail server.
·The logon and password for the RelayFax account on your mail server.

Client

You will need to know:

·The domain name or IP address of your mail server
·Your email address
·The email address of the RelayFax mail account.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

RelayFax is equipped with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, but to make these features available you must install a separate plug-in module (rfocr700_xx.exe). If you have not yet installed it, the options on the OCR Options pane will be unavailable and it will contain a message informing you that it needs to be installed. A link is also provided to the RelayFax web site from which the module can be downloaded.

Brooktrout Boards

If you wish to use a board based on Brooktrout's open BOSTON architecture, RelayFax supports this via Cantata Technology's Brooktrout System Software. To add this functionality to RelayFax v7, install RelayFax and then install rfbt700_xx.exe and follow the instructions provided during installation and in the installed readme.txt file.

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