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Disable receive mode on FAX-2800

My office has a Brother FAX-2800 that we use just for sending faxes. Somehow, bulk faxers have gotten ahold of the number for our fax line and we often have a stack of junk faxes on the floor in the morning. Is it possible to set up the machine for outgoing faxes only?

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NO the best solution is to turn fax machine off after hours

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press the "receive mode" button on the front panel until you see either "auto" or "fax only".

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what does the display read. If you want the fax to auto answer. the display needs to read ( fax only). to chang this setting if not reading that massage press the receive mode button till fax only is in the display

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Your Brother machine#s Sleep Mode function reduces power consumption while the machine is idle. You can adjust how long your Brother machine is idle (between 00 and 99 minutes) before Sleep Mode is initiated. Please note that the default setting is 00 minutes, and the timer automatically resets itself after the Brother machine receives a fax,receives data from your PC, or makes a copy. To adjust your Brother machine#s Sleep Mode setting, please follow these steps:

1. Press MENU/SET, 1 (General Setup), 7 (Sleep Mode).

2. Use the dial pad to enter the amount of time the fax machine is idle before Sleep Mode is initiated (00 to 99 minutes).

3. Press the MENU/SET key to confirm your choice.

4. Press the STOP/EXIT key to exit the menu.

NOTE: If you frequently print, copy, or fax, set the idle time long
enough to insure that you will not always have to wait for the Brother machine to warm up.

Dec 02, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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The fax machine is in sleep mode

Fax machines are ANALOG devices and will not work reliably on a DIGITAL phone line . Filter makes no difference.

Nov 18, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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Yes, just set the receive mode to "manual" the machine will then just ring when a fax is incoming and not print. It may become annoying after a while because the sending machine will try to send numerous times. You can get around this by setting the ring volume to mute.

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Can fax but can't recieve

your machine may be in mannual mode or in answering machine mode. First confirm weather your machine is in auto/fax mode for receiveing.put the machine in to fax mode with sigle ring pattern.

May 02, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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