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"no answer" i try to send out a fax and the phone line is good and working but i try to send out a fax and it says "no answer" .. PLEASE HELP!!!1

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Call the number from a regular phone line and listen for fax tones. No fax tones....it's not a fax machine, or the recipient has their fax machine set to MANUAL RECEIVE.

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