Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-18

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to include additional text in the e-mail message that is sent when a fax message is received by users who are enabled for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging and are fax-enabled. By default, the text that is included when a UM-enabled user receives a fax message indicates only that the caller has received a fax message. However, you can create a custom message by adding text in the Text included with a fax message text box on a UM mailbox policy. For example, the text can include information about system security policies and describe the correct way to handle fax messages in your organization. After you add the text, it will be included in each e-mail message that is sent when UM-enabled users who are associated with the UM mailbox policy receive a fax message.

The custom text that accompanies a fax message is limited to 512 characters.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Organization Administrator role.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Also, before you perform these procedures, confirm the following:

  • A UM dial plan has been created.

  • A UM mailbox policy has been created.


To use the Exchange Management Console to change the text that is included with a fax message

  1. In the console tree of the Exchange Management Console, expand the Organization Configuration node, and then click the Unified Messaging node.

  2. On the UM Mailbox Policies tab, select the UM mailbox policy that you want to manage, and then click Properties in the action pane.

  3. On the mailbox policy Properties page, on the Message Text tab, under Text included with a fax message, enter the text that you want to send to the user when they receive a fax message.

  4. Click OK to save your changes.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to change the text that is included with a fax message

  • Run the following command:

    Copy Code
    Set-UMMailboxPolicy -identity MyUMMailboxPolicy -FaxMessageText "To open this fax message, double-click the file attachment."

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-UMMailboxPolicy.

For More Information

For more information about UM mailbox policies, see the following topics: