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Fax Hi, The machine is not allowing fax's to come through because it says the voice mail is full. We seldom use the land line phone here for outgoing calls and it is not used at all for incoming calls. Any suggestions?

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This is fax reception problem caused by using a voice mail service from the phone company. Contact the phone company for assistance.

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