Faxing in TCS

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This document applies to users in MCS, CELS, and ALCF.

Outgoing Fax from TCS

  • There are 4 CELS Canon copiers configured for sending faxes. Each one identifies itself with the main CELS fax number (630-252-5986)
    • pr-1180 - 1st floor Oasis
    • pr-3168 - 3rd floor Oasis
    • pr-4165 - 4th floor Oasis
  • Canon Fax instructions
    • Put your document face up in the scanner feeder.
    • Go to the "Send" menu on the copier.
    • Select Fax from the available options.
    • Enter the phone number, dialing 7 first for an outside line.
    • Press the start button.
    • A report will print telling you if your fax was sent successfully.

Incoming Fax to 630-252-5986 (main MCS fax line), 630-252-6585 (ALCF fax line), and 630-252-6104 (admin fax number from 221)

  • Faxes sent to the 3 numbers above will be dropped onto the MCS filesystem (/mcs/incomingfax) to be picked up.
  • Files are named according to date and time received.
  • Faxes can also be retrieved via the web at https://inside.mcs.anl.gov/fax
    • Note that you must be onsite or on VPN to access this site, use your MCS Unix credentials to authenticate to the page
  • After your fax has been retrieved, you are encouraged to delete it from the filesystem, which you can do from any MCS workstation.
    • cd to /mcs/incomingfax and type rm filename. Otherwise, it will be deleted automatically after 30 days.
  • You can subscribe to be notified of new faxes at the faxwatch list page.
    • The OCR results from the faxes are often hilarious.
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