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Incoming fax my accountant tries every week to fax information to me but my fax machine does not or will not recognise his tone (it is through a computer I believe)but the bizarre thing is, every now and then it WILL come through perfectly normal first time!! how can that be? is it something in my settings?

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If you anre able to send and receive fron other faxes, your equipment is fine. Tell your accountant to get his phone line checked. Finally, turn off the ECM (Error Correction Mode) in your unit.

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