xp fax call vs voice call



XP fax software cannot distinguish a fax call from a
voice call. Can we only use the program in the manual
mode if we are expecting a fax and near the computer to
recieve the fax? Also can we only use the automatic mode
when we have a dedicated phone line? Is there anyway, any
patches to allow the software to distinguish a fax call
from a voice call to fully use the software?

Ananda Sarkar [MSFT]

You are right.
Distinctive Ring is not supported by Windows XP. Therefore, Windows XP Fax
will answer every incoming call it receives. The alternative is to install
an external switching device to your phone line. As a matter of fact none of
Windows 2000 Fax, SBS 2000 Fax, Windows Server 2003 Fax, SBS 2003 Fax
support distinctive ringing feature.



Ananda Sarkar
Microsoft Printing, Imaging and Fax Team

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