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MFC- 4800 Brother Fax Machine I have my fax machine hooked up but it will not automatically receive faxes. I have a Bell answering system on my one telephone line, but a second line (attached to the first line) with a separate fax number. I have the distinctive ring but still cannot get the fax machine to automatically print out faxes as they come in. My last brother fax was great (MFC-can't remember the number.) Why won't this one work

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Fax machines are designed to have their own dedicated phone lines.

Anything else is a ****-shoot.

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