Vista Home Premium and faxing

Tried asking in alt.fax, but no response. Here, maybe?

Pointers sought for rudimentary fax software usable with > a notebook's motherboard-faxmodem under Vista Home Premium. > > Hoping for something working something like the Fax Printer > in WinXP, Win2k, Win98, and earlier. Yes, I know, "upgrade > to Ultimate" -- no thanks. But thanks for any good pointers,

-- tlvp

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I finially gave up and signed up for an inexpensive account at Trustfax. Also has the advantage of being able to accept inbound faxes and emailing them to me.

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Robert Neville

Thanks, Robert, for your Trustfax solution.

In that spirit, I do have a free *inbound-fax* account with eFax. And, at home, I have an honest-to-goodness fax machine, sharing my single POTS line intelligently with phones, DSL, and TAD, and doing multiple duty as copier, printer, scanner, as well.

It's while traveling that I need some way to coax faxes out of my Vista Home Premium laptop's built-in faxmodem. [More after ...

.... continuing:] For home use, Bill, I have that purpose-built fax machine.

For traveling, I used to use first a Win31 laptop -- a nearly defunct GRiD PenExec -- and later a WinXP notebook, whose HD is now down to about

5% free space, both of which will happily send fax through a MS-provided "fax printer", a built-in part of the Windows versions on those machines.

I guess I'll be taking one of those along on trips where I may need to send faxes (though I'd really rather not), until I can find a fax solution for Vista Home Premium.

Or will older Win31 fax programs still work in Vista? Or will WinFax Pro v. 8? I still have a sealed copy of that, designed (in 1997) for Win95 and Win NT.

Thanks for any further suggestions; and cheers, -- tlvp

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