Sending a Fax

David Brodbeck gull at
Fri May 6 18:15:26 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> In the past, I've also used the hylafax port with a
> regular external serial modem, and it worked perfectly.
> I think the moden was an... Elsa? MicroLink something?
> Looked like a green toy, but worked very well.

I've used it with US Robotics modems, the cheap "Sportster" consumer
ones.  I imagine you can pick these up for a pittance now on the used
market.  What I found was the sending compatibility of the US Robotics
modem was really good, but the receive compatibility wasn't quite as
good as our Multitech; a few machines had trouble sending to the US
Robotics modem.  I used it as a send-only modem in our Hylafax system
in order to avoid tying up the Multitech.  We were a small
manufacturing company and when we got a project started it wasn't
unusual for our purchasing department to send off three dozen faxes in
rapid succession and get faxed replies back for each one.  We had
incoming DID with each number routed to a different email address.
Hylafax handled it really well.

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