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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 1:33:03 AM

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I am attempting to send a test fax to myself and I receive an error message
of: Unknown error occurred while sending the fax" and that is all. I
cannot seem to find any further detail on the problem. I am on DSL and for
faxes, I am using a Robotics USB modem. I would appreciate any and all
help. Thank you.

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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 1:33:04 AM

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On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 22:33:03 -0500, J. Timothy wrote:

> I am attempting to send a test fax to myself and I receive an error message
> of: Unknown error occurred while sending the fax" and that is all. I
> cannot seem to find any further detail on the problem. I am on DSL and for
> faxes, I am using a Robotics USB modem. I would appreciate any and all
> help. Thank you.

Are you trying to receive with the same modem you're sending with? That
won't work. If you have a friend with a fax modem, ask them if they're
willing to receive a fax from you.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 4:20:45 PM

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J. Timothy wrote:
> I am attempting to send a test fax to myself and I receive an error
> message of: Unknown error occurred while sending the fax" and that
> is all. I cannot seem to find any further detail on the problem. I
> am on DSL and for faxes, I am using a Robotics USB modem. I would
> appreciate any and all help. Thank you.


Just think about this for a minute. What you're trying to accomplish is akin
to calling your own phone! Of course it doesn't work!
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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 8:36:54 AM

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Thanks for your helpful comment. I, of course, have thought about it for
MORE than a minute and since I am faxing myself via an internet fax service,
it is not like calling myself . ..at all. Thanks anyway for very little.
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 2:23:34 PM

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On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 05:36:54 -0500, J. Timothy wrote:

> Thanks for your helpful comment. I, of course, have thought about it for
> MORE than a minute and since I am faxing myself via an internet fax service,
> it is not like calling myself . ..at all. Thanks anyway for very little.

It is helpful to give all information in your initial post. This is the
first mention of how you are sending the fax so I had no choice but to ask
the obvious in my first response.

I have not used the online fax services so am not aware of their standard
ops. Is there a delay between submitting a fax at their service and having
it delivered? And if there is, how long is that delay? Can it vary on busy
days or is there a guaranteed window of time?

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 2:28:16 PM

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On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 05:36:54 -0500, J. Timothy wrote:

> Thanks for your helpful comment. I, of course, have thought about it for
> MORE than a minute and since I am faxing myself via an internet fax service,
> it is not like calling myself . ..at all. Thanks anyway for very little.

Double check your settings with the help of this article:
How to receive a fax in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306662

If you search the knowledge base from the Windows Support pages for "fax
errors," you'll get a list of articles that discuss other issues.
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1173/en-us/

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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