For the second year in a row, GFI Software's GFI FAXmaker for Exchange is our readers' pick for Best Fax Server. GFI FAXmaker is a native fax connector for Microsoft Exchange Server. The product's seamless integration with Exchange lets users send and receive faxes and, in areas with a Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) network, use Short Message Service (SMS) to send messages directly from Microsoft Outlook.

Standard features of the product include a multiline fax server, inbound fax routing, a print-to-fax driver for Windows, support for server-based rendering of Microsoft Office documents, and fax management features. GFI FAXmaker integrates with Active Directory (AD), which eliminates the need to maintain a separate fax user database, and you can apply user-related settings directly to Windows users and groups. Reader Stephen Chetcuti offered high praise for GFI FAXmaker: "I've been using it for more than 6 years. Every version comes with excellent features. It's never had problems or required support."

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Starts at $395 for 10-user version