In this guide we will walk you through setting up your Xerox MFP to send faxes without an extra app or complicated setup. You just hit the Fax button, type in the number and the scanned document will be sent. There are a few things you need to do before you can start setting up your HP to send faxes.
- MFP Setup pre-requisites
- WestFax account
- Set up an email address as an allowed sender.
MFP Setup pre-requisites
There are a few things you need to have setup on your MFP before you get started. You may be the administrator or you may need an administrator to perform these actions. This article will not address these issues as one can google this information or have your admin set this up.Pre-requisites:
- MFP must be connected to the internet
- MFP must have an Email server connected (usually used for Email Scanning)
- MFP must support Internet Fax
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Setup up an email address as an allowed sender
An allowed sender
is an email address that is configured to send faxing via email. To add an allowed sender you need to have your account created (previous step) or have an existing account with WestFax.
In the https://home.westfax.com
portal you go to Settings -> Fax to Email Settings
and add the email address of your MFP or the email address that your MFP utilizes to send documents. MFP's can be configured to send from one account or can use the users account. If you aren't sure ask your administrator.
Now you add the email address here and indicate if you want to return receipt sent to the sender when the fax is complete.
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Xerox Setup pages
We will have screenshots that match most users setups. Your MFP may look different but the steps are the same.
First you will want to login to the web interface on your MFP using the Xerox Administrative interface
. Again, if you need assistance please contact your admin.
Once you are logged in you will see several panels and pages. You will probably start on a page that looks like this.
Once you are logged in you will want to click Apps
on the left and select the Server Fax
option. It may be disabled so you will want to enable it by clicking Show
under the green icon.
You will now want to click the Transfer protocol
. There are several ways to set this up however we will use the SMTP method for this demo.
Here are the tested and confirmed settings for SMTP:
- Email Notification
Turn off this setting. It is not used.
- Device Email
This is the from address that you will set as an Allowed Sender in the step above.
- SMTP Server Information
You will need to have a valid SMTP server that can route email externally. Use your SMTP server.
- Connection Security
You should utilize StartTLS or SSL/TLS if available. TLS is preferred over SSL. Consult you HIPAA policy for recommended settings for SMTP connections.
- Outgoing SMTP Authentication
You will want to use your SMTP settings for authentication.
You will hit the Ok
button to set the SMTP settings.
Now you will want to set the Fax Server Domain Name
. This is a critical setting. Click Edit
next to Fax Server -> Domain Name
You will want to enter westfax.com
as the domain name and for Email Address Format
select Do Not Prepend "Fax="
When you are done here click OK
You may have to reboot your Xerox unit. After it reboots you can click the Fax
button on the panel of your MFP, scan your document, enter the fax number and click send. You are good to go!
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