Faxing from XP home


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Guest

Prior to wide band I had a fax machine/answerphone but the sound quality was not very good. This is important to us as many of our voicemails are in a foriegn language and clarity is important. We then tried WinFax pro but they discontinued their voicemail software.
I tried many different fax/voicemail progs but either I had voice clarity problems or the fax/voicemail answering got messed up.
I now resort to using the voicemail provided by the telephone company.
I have a fax modem for faxing but if I set the answer rings too low it cuts in on voice calls before the phone co. voicemail has a chance and vice versa.
Questions: Can you fax via the Broadband in winXP home? Failing that does anyone know of a good fax/voicemail package that is xp compatible and will work with a US Robotics 56k Message modem? Is there a prolem leaving your fax modem connected? I have heard stories of a bug that redirects you to expensive dial up connections via the modem.
Many thanks
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

No fax software can use broadband. Fax requires phone lines.
You would need to hire an Internet Fax Service.
Several are listed here: http://www.savetz.com/fax/


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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Peebs said:
Prior to wide band I had a fax machine/answerphone but the sound quality
was not very good. This is important to us as many of our voicemails are in
a foriegn language and clarity is important. We then tried WinFax pro but
they discontinued their voicemail software.
I tried many different fax/voicemail progs but either I had voice clarity
problems or the fax/voicemail answering got messed up.
I now resort to using the voicemail provided by the telephone company.
I have a fax modem for faxing but if I set the answer rings too low it
cuts in on voice calls before the phone co. voicemail has a chance and vice
versa.
Questions: Can you fax via the Broadband in winXP home? Failing that does
anyone know of a good fax/voicemail package that is xp compatible and will
work with a US Robotics 56k Message modem? Is there a prolem leaving your
fax modem connected? I have heard stories of a bug that redirects you to
expensive dial up connections via the modem.
 
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Miss Perspicacia Tick

Peebs said:
Thanks Russ, I don't do enough faxing to hire anything. I will just
have to keep looking for a good fax/voicemail prog.

Well then you'll be searching forever as, if you'd bothered to read what
Russ said, you'd have learnt that faxing requires a phone line and an
analogue modem. The only way to fax via DSL/cable/satellite is to hire an
online faxing service. You don't dial a number when you connect to the
internet, do you? Then how do you suppose the fax data is going to be
transmitted?!
 
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Guest

Thanks for your interest.
As I said, I do have a fax modem and have tried various fax/voicemail s/ware progs looking for audio quality. What I was not familiar with was faxing on Broad band. Now, thanks to Russ, I know the limitations of BB faxing and will resume my search for a prog that works with my USB fax modem. I did read, and understand Russ's reply for which I was very grateful.
 
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Guest

Well Miss Perspicacia. Why don't you join the club and aproach your Broadband
server requesting them to supply a pay-as-you-use addition to their services.
All they need to do is supply a phone number with a code for send and receive
use by broadband customers
 

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