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Fax printer Sambafax - Windows XP

Microsoft has ceased security support for the Windows XP operating system in May 2014. This means that Windows XP PCs will no longer be safe to use.

Please contact your 1A partner to obtain a more recent operating system or a new PC.
This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual explains how to use your 1A-server to send and receive faxes through Sambafax. Your 1A-server is equipped with a HylaFAX fax server that can be accessed in two ways: through the server through Sambafax, or by installing a print monitor such as Winprint.
When you try to send a fax via Sambafax, your computer will send the fax via Samba to HylaFAX on your 1A-server. This will allow you to send faxes quickly and easily by including a fax number in your message.
To use Sambafax you do not need to install any software. You just need to add a network printer and your fax will work. This manual explains how to add a network printer and use it to send faxes.


To complete this manual, you will need:

  • A computer connected to your 1A-server
  • Your username and password
  • The name or IP address of your 1A-server


Open the browselist on the server (1)
  • Click the start button
  • Click Run
Open the browselist on the server (1)
Open the browselist on the server (2)
  • Enter \\yourservername\ (substitute "yourservername" with the name of your 1A server)
  • Click OK
Open the browselist on the server (2)
Install Sambafax
  • Right-click the printer SambaFax
  • Choose Connect...
  • Should you receive a security warning, click Yes
Install Sambafax
Sending a fax (1)
  • Open the document you want to send
  • Add the code phrase "Fax: <faxnumber>"
    (substitute <faxnumber> with the number of the recipient)
Sending a fax (1)
Sending a fax (2)
  • Print the document
Sending a fax (2)
Sending a fax (3)
  • Select the printer "SambaFax"
  • Click Print
  • Your document will be sent through your 1A-server. If you have an e-ail address connected to your account, you will receive an e-mail containing the status of your fax.
Sending a fax (3)