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Receiving Fax on PC

I have a samsung clx3160fn which actually has the capability to receive faxes as well as send them. I want to know is there a way to get the received fax in the PC instead of printing it out. Any help will be appriciated. Thanks.

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Thanks Vince, I solved the issue and you are 100% right. From the web based module you can set it up. though you need to know your SMTP settings for that. I configured it and its working the way I wanted it to work. Appriciate your help.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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These do have the option of emailing you a received fax. I use this feature myself so I can get my faxes even if out of the office. if you go to the web interface you can set this up. you will need to know the email settings for your email account such as the SMTP server...

Posted on Jan 16, 2008


No the fax machine is designed to print any recieved faxes as it recieves them.

it will not save faxes to computer instead of printing them out

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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