Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

get windows fax (xp) to answer only distinctive ring tones

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 10:48:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Hi, I am new to using windows fax and I have a shared phone line (home number
and fax number on the one line) and I want to set up windows fax to
automatically answer all incoming faxes but not any personal voice calls.
When the fax line rings it rings 3 times instead of 2, but I cannot find any
way to get windows fax to do this.

Any help would be much appreciated as I need this set up ASAP for work.

Thanks,
Matthew.
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 11:07:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Thank you for prompt answer, but I am pretty new to all this computer stuff
and that information did not make much sense at all, is there a program I can
download that can deal with this, or can you please tell me in plain english
what I need to do. Thanks a lot for your time.

"esophagus" wrote:

> Hi, I am new to using windows fax and I have a shared phone line (home number
> and fax number on the one line) and I want to set up windows fax to
> automatically answer all incoming faxes but not any personal voice calls.
> When the fax line rings it rings 3 times instead of 2, but I cannot find any
> way to get windows fax to do this.
>
> Any help would be much appreciated as I need this set up ASAP for work.
>
> Thanks,
> Matthew.
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:55:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

DISTINCTIVE RING and Windows XP
http://www.modemsite.com/56k/dringxp.asp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"esophagus" wrote:

| Hi, I am new to using windows fax and I have a shared phone line (home number
| and fax number on the one line) and I want to set up windows fax to
| automatically answer all incoming faxes but not any personal voice calls.
| When the fax line rings it rings 3 times instead of 2, but I cannot find any
| way to get windows fax to do this.
|
| Any help would be much appreciated as I need this set up ASAP for work.
|
| Thanks,
| Matthew.
Related resources
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 1:37:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

At the last count, there was NO native support in XP for distinctive
ring. I believe that certain combinations of particular modem
hardware, special drivers, and fax software can be persuaded to deal
with it under XP, but the very basic native XP fax software certainly
can't. You can also buy hardware "black boxes" that you plug in to
your phone line, which recognise incoming distinctive ring calls and
redirect them to one of a number of "outgoing"lines. This may be your
best option.

On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:48:02 -0700, esophagus
<esophagus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi, I am new to using windows fax and I have a shared phone line (home number
>and fax number on the one line) and I want to set up windows fax to
>automatically answer all incoming faxes but not any personal voice calls.
>When the fax line rings it rings 3 times instead of 2, but I cannot find any
>way to get windows fax to do this.
>
>Any help would be much appreciated as I need this set up ASAP for work.
>
>Thanks,
>Matthew.

Please respond to the Newsgroup, so that others may benefit from the exchange.
Peter R. Fletcher
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 7:20:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;272943
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"esophagus" <esophagus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29577D7B-AB19-444B-B442-C4F8ABDEDDC2@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I am new to using windows fax and I have a shared phone line (home
> number
> and fax number on the one line) and I want to set up windows fax to
> automatically answer all incoming faxes but not any personal voice calls.
> When the fax line rings it rings 3 times instead of 2, but I cannot find
> any
> way to get windows fax to do this.
>
> Any help would be much appreciated as I need this set up ASAP for work.
>
> Thanks,
> Matthew.
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 2:05:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Some third party hardware devices can provide a work-around:

http://www.youcansave.com/switchboard.html
Emerson Switchboard
http://www.command-comm.com/phone_line_products.html
ComSwitch®

Hal
--
Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- hhh@kvoa.com
Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-S/U -- WA7BGX
http://www.kvoa.com -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
KVOA Television, Tucson, AZ. NBC Channel 4
Still Cadillacin' - www.badnewsbluesband.com

"esophagus" <esophagus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FADA8ED4-1C57-4AF0-A1E9-0802683C51FE@microsoft.com...
> Thank you for prompt answer, but I am pretty new to all this computer
stuff
> and that information did not make much sense at all, is there a program I
can
> download that can deal with this, or can you please tell me in plain
english
> what I need to do. Thanks a lot for your time.
>
> "esophagus" wrote:
>
> > Hi, I am new to using windows fax and I have a shared phone line (home
number
> > and fax number on the one line) and I want to set up windows fax to
> > automatically answer all incoming faxes but not any personal voice
calls.
> > When the fax line rings it rings 3 times instead of 2, but I cannot find
any
> > way to get windows fax to do this.
> >
> > Any help would be much appreciated as I need this set up ASAP for work.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Matthew.
!