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My fax machine is hooked to my main line, how do I keep my fax machine from picking up all my calls? Do I have to set my fax to more rings?

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The only real solution is to have a different number/line for your fax or a special phone exchange.

If you're just having problems getting to the phone in time and you're not worried about people leaving voicemail you could increase the number of rings to the maximum but it will still intercept anything that hits that point.

Probably not what you were hoping to hear but unfortunately it's not a high powered system.

Hope it helps.

Martin

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