After installing EssentialFax, follow these steps to get ready for sending and receiving faxes:
Start EssentialFax and click the Settings button. (same as File > Set Preferences)
Choosing your modem
At the Preferences screen, go to item # 1 to select your modem. You can use either method to select the modem, either selecting the communications port directly, or selecting the modem from Windows modem list. After selecting your modem, click the "Optimize settings for the selected modem" button.
That's it! This sets up the EssentialFax modem for sending and receiving. If you need to tweak the modem settings further, use the manual methods below.
Manual method to set up for fax sending
If you find you need to adjust your modem settings further for fax sending, go to the Sending section, part 1.
Manual method to set up for fax receiving
If you find you need to adjust your modem settings further for fax receiving, go to the Receiving section, part 2.
The above should be all you need to get started with sending and receiving faxes. If you need further help with setting up your modem, please contact technical support and they will be pleased to assist.