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Zetafax Email Gateway for SMTP


This section describes the process of installing and configuring the Zetafax SMTP gateway, and configuring the existing SMTP email server to operate with it.

 

Introduction

 

There are three major components of a setup of the Zetafax SMTP gateway:

 

The existing SMTP email server.

The Zetafax SMTP server.

The Zetafax email submitter.

 

These are described in the following sections:

 

Existing SMTP Email server

 

This is the server program at the heart of your existing SMTP email system. When a user sends an email message using a standard email client program, this SMTP email server receives the message and dispatches it to the destination. Once the SMTP email server has been configured for use with the Zetafax SMTP server, it detects any messages addressed to the domain fax (for example to 1770-123-4567@fax) and passes them instead to the Zetafax SMTP server for sending as fax messages.

 

There are many SMTP email server and client programs available. Because SMTP is an Internet standard, the single version of the Zetafax SMTP Email Gateway is designed to work with all SMTP email programs. The Zetafax SMTP Email Gateway has been verified with the following SMTP email server programs:

 

MS Exchange 2010

MS Exchange 2007

MS Exchange 2003

Software.Com PostOffice 3.5

Qualcomm Eudora WorldMail Server 2.0

Sendmail for UNIX 8.9

 

and with the following client programs:

 

MS Outlook 2013

MS Outlook 2010

MS Outlook 2007

MS Outlook 2003

MS Outlook 2002

MS Outlook 2000

MS Outlook Express 4 & 5

Qualcomm Eudora 4.3

Qualcomm Eudora Light 3.0

 

For an up-to-date list, see the Equisys web site: www.equisys.com.

 

The SMTP server may be running on a Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000, or Windows 98 computer, or on a UNIX computer.

 

Zetafax SMTP server

 

The Zetafax SMTP server program (ZFSMTPGW.EXE) is the Zetafax program that receives messages from the SMTP email server, converts them into fax messages, and sends them to the Zetafax Server for transmission as fax messages.

 

Zetafax email submitter

 

The email submitter program (STM32.EXE) is a component of the Zetafax email gateway that runs as an additional Zetafax Server module on the Zetafax Server computer alongside the other Zetafax Server modules such as the Queue Manager, QM.EXE, and the Address Book Manager, ADB.EXE.

 

Its function is to monitor both outgoing messages from the Zetafax SMTP server, which it submits to the Zetafax Server, and incoming fax messages, which it passes to the Zetafax SMTP server and then to the user via the SMTP email server.

 

The email submitter is installed by default but needs to be enabled, as described in detail below.

 

Overview

 

To set up a system using the Zetafax SMTP server, you need to follow these steps:

 

Ensure that an SMTP email server and the Zetafax Server are already installed on your network.

Install the Zetafax SMTP server on your network. This will usually be on the same computer as the Zetafax Server, and must not be on the same computer as the SMTP email server.

Configure the SMTP email system to direct messages addressed to the domain 'FAX' to the Zetafax SMTP server.

Configure the Zetafax Email Gateway using the Zetafax Configuration program, enable the email system, and test the connection to the SMTP email server.

Configure the Zetafax Email Gateway rendering options.

Configure Zetafax users to use the Email Gateway.

Send a test message via the Zetafax SMTP server.

 

These steps are described in greater detail in the following sections.

 

Since this requires configuration of both the Zetafax Server using the Zetafax Configuration program and of the SMTP email server, it is recommended that the installation is carried out by someone who is familiar with both programs.

 

Ensuring that SMTP and Zetafax Servers are installed

 

Ensure that an SMTP email server and the Zetafax Server are already installed on your network.

 

To install an SMTP email server, follow the instructions in the documentation supplied with it.

 

To install the Zetafax Server, see the Installation section.

 

Related topics

Installing the Zetafax SMTP server

Configuring the SMTP email system

Configuring the Zetafax Email Gateway for SMTP

Configuring the Zetafax Email Gateway rendering options for SMTP

Configuring Zetafax users to use the Email Gateway for SMTP

SMTP Email Setup Service

Email Gateway settings