Alexander Haneng
Apr 1, 2011
(13 votes)

EPiFAX 1.0 released

After being a well kept secret in the Making Waves toolbox for many years we are now very happy to be able to share this EPiServer module with you on EPiCode. We hope it will be as popular with your customers as it has been with ours.





Haven’t you always wished you could be able to send a fax straight from your EPiServer site? Well with EPiFAX you can! Now you can deliver those great reports from EPiServer’s “Report Center” straight to your customers fax machine with a simple scheduled job! Or how about sending a copy of the page you just published to your fax machine to ensure a paper backup copy in case your site crashes! The uses are endless.





Code Sample:

   1:  EPiFAX fax = new EPiFAX();
   2:  string xhtml = fax.RenderPageToXhtml(CurrentPage);
   3:  fax.SendFAX(22206021, xhtml);
   4:  fax.closeFaxModemConnection();


How it works:

By using the the built in EPiFAX object you can call the methods SendFAX(int ToPhoneNumber, string XHTML) and SendFax(int ToPhoneNumber, string CoverSheetXHTML, string XHTML). It couldn’t be simpler! Just remember to connect your fax modem to the serial port of your server, and to connect your analog phone line to the “line in” port on your fax modem. Also make sure that your modem is set up to use pulse dialing.



To receive a floppy disk with the EPiFAX module, please send a fax to + 47 22 20 60 21. Please mark the fax “EPiFax 1.0 Att:Alexander Haneng” and remember to include your name and postal address.



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Apr 01, 2011


Apr 1, 2011 09:12 AM

Love it! ROFL

Fredrik Lange
Fredrik Lange Apr 1, 2011 09:47 AM

Wow, this stuff is really cutting edge technology! LOVE it!

Great work guys!


Fredrik Josefsson
Fredrik Josefsson Apr 1, 2011 09:52 AM

This is something I need to gather the group for, really cool stuff. I mean, fax, it really is the future!

Apr 1, 2011 10:17 AM

No! More! E-mails!

Best module of the year imho.

Anton Kallenberg
Anton Kallenberg Apr 1, 2011 10:28 AM

Haha! I love it! :)

Lars Bodahl
Lars Bodahl Apr 1, 2011 11:43 AM


Apr 1, 2011 12:37 PM

Wow! Didn't know we have a fax module... Can't wait to try it out!

Asbjørn Vølstad
Asbjørn Vølstad Apr 1, 2011 12:45 PM

A premium version supporting inbound fax would be swell; faxes could show up as subpages in the page hierarchy. Great way to track responses from Direct Marketing campaigns across multiple channels through CMO.

linda christin pedersen
linda christin pedersen Apr 1, 2011 01:15 PM

GREAT! I've been waiting for this :-)

Apr 1, 2011 01:16 PM

Asbjørn Vølstad: Already planned. Going to be part of EPiFax 2.0. Fax me privatly for details.

Apr 1, 2011 01:24 PM

Ok, tried it but might have found a serious problem with your module.

Getting LineBusyException at row 217 in the SendFAX() method.

Could you please have a look at this asap.

Thank you in advance and keep up the good work.

Apr 1, 2011 02:22 PM

I might use this as a base for a FaxPageProvider.

Apr 1, 2011 02:32 PM

First order for the EPiFax 1.0 module: Yay!

Floppies packed and shipped!

Magnus Rahl
Magnus Rahl Apr 1, 2011 04:03 PM

Can't you (photo)copy the floppy and fax it back to Mark? Otherwise he'll have to wait all weekend before it arrives in the mail!

Feb 8, 2012 10:36 AM

Order delivered :-)

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