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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Faxing with 3CX

The fax feature is another paid feature that gives you a full fax-to-e-mail server using the standard T.38 fax format. The gateway line must also support T.38. Most VoIP providers do not support faxing, so check with them before signing up if this is a needed option.

When a fax comes into 3CX, it goes to the fax server portion of the system. It will convert the fax into a PDF and then e-mail it to the fax recipient.

You will need a dedicated line to use as a fax line, or you can set up a DID as a fax line over the same VoIP line (using a dedicated number for a fax).

To set this up you will need to specify a DID line, like we did earlier in this chapter. Only now, we need to specify the rule to the Send fax to email of extension field. You can use the 888 Default FAX Destination, or you can use the e-mail of any extension you have created for dedicated fax lines:

If you would like to change the fax server e-mail address, go to Settings | Fax. This will bring you to the screen...