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How do we hook up a computer, phone, answering machine, etc.

We have a computer with a mp780 multifunction, and would like to put the fax, phone line and answering machine together. We would like the phone to ring first, then the answering machine to take a message and then the fax machine to accept a fax, all in that order. Is this possible. We usually know when faxes are being sent, so we can always do something to receive a fax if that will be nessecary. We would just like to get rid of the extra phone line we now have since we do not receive that many faxes. Would it be possible to even receive the faxes into the computer and then print them out after if that would help?

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Not that I know of.....:
Set up a switch close to your desk.. so you can plug in the Fax if you need it.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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I) Change Remote RX ID on MP780
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