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Fax setup Our home phone and fax are on the same line. Is there a way to set up the fax so that it will recognize the differance between a phone message and a fax and be able to print the fax?

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I set my fax on auto answer with a short number of rings. My answering machine is set up to ring more. If I am receiving a fax it picks it up; if not, the answering machine comes on after the designated number of rings. Thus far this has worked for me. Good luck.

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