OL97: Fax Uses Incorrect Country Code With Windows NT

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In Microsoft Outlook 97 if you set your dialing location to a country otherthan the United States and then send a fax to a ten-digit telephone number,such as (406) 222-2222, the country code incorrectly resolves to a numberother than +1.
This problem occurs due to a Telephony Application Programming Interface(TAPI) problem with Windows NT, version 4.0.
You can work around this problem by explicitly typing the country code inthe fax number field. For example, to send a fax to (406) 222-2222 in theUnited States, type +1(406) 222-2222 in the fax field.
Your profile must include a Fax service in order for fax numbers to appearin your Address Book. For Outlook Contacts use these steps to force thecorrect country code:
  1. Start Oulook and open your Contacts folder.
  2. On the Contacts menu, click New Contact.
  3. In the Full Name box, type the contact's name. In the Business Fax box, type +1 (the country code for the United States) followed by the area code and remaining seven digits of the fax telephone number, as in the following example:
    +1(406) 222-2222
  4. On the Toolbar, click Save and Close.
  5. On the Tools menu, click Address Book.
  6. In the Show names from list, select Contacts, then select the name of the contact created in step 4. The address appears as:
    ContactName@+1 (406) 222-2222.
Note: If you do not see the fax number listed, you may not have a Faxservice installed in your profile. Unlike Microsoft Windows 95, MicrosoftWindows NT 4.0 does not include a Fax service.

Article ID: 168588 - Last Review: 02/24/2014 08:28:33 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

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