Mgetty+Sendfax Archive/Documentation Centre

What is it?

For those of you that do not know mgetty+sendfax yet: it's a reliable and proven fax send and receive solution for unix and linux. But it can do much more... so read the docs and be surprised.

Available HTML Documentation:

Complete Hypertext Manual

mgetty+sendfax frequently asked questions (FAQ) (Text version)

HTML versions of the man pages

Mailing list and Mailing list archive

There is a mailing list ( and Newsgroup dedicated to mgetty. The newsgroup is archived by Marc Schaefer,

If you want to get on the mailing list, send mail to


Simone Demmel has contributed a tool to enter success/failure results with certain modems (and possibly, firmware versions). You can find it here.

Documentation in other Formats

Some pointers to other related sites on the Net...

Source Archives (Download Section)

source archive (HTML page)
latest BETA version (1.1.37, about 1060 Kbyte)
latest official release (1.0.0, 601 Kbyte) (note: quite historic)

Contributed software:

Voice-Stuff (vgetty and such)

MIRROR sites

This stuff is mirrored on the following sites, which may be faster to reach than, or have less load:

Formerly, the following sites had also been mirrors, but they are broken for some or the other reason. I keep the list, in case some of them might be fixed in future.

Gert Doering, 2005-11-26