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Posted: 10/28/2004 10:28:44 AM EST
Does anyone know of any good programs to receive faxes on your computer?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:29:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Does anyone know of any good programs to receive faxes on your computer?



Or send them
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:31:34 AM EST
I am not so concerned on sending them. The old fax machine we have still does that effectively, but I am sick of paper jams on incoming.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:31:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:35:12 AM EST
I have used WINFaxPro for years. I have stuck with it since my first computer ran Win3.X. While it may not be necessary, I am familiar with its set-up.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:36:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:37:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 10:38:49 AM EST by 2sonmike]
Cheyenne Bitware. I've used this program before. It's pretty good, and it's free!
www.spyfind.com/bitware.html
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:38:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
XP and ALL version of Windows have fax capability built in. for basic transmission and reception it works fine.

mike


+1 its built right in.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:46:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
XP and ALL version of Windows have fax capability built in. for basic transmission and reception it works fine.

mike


+1 its built right in.



where do you go to load it? Im curious about this myself. Does the fax get attached in an email or does it output to a printer? Also, does the computer have to be on all the time to recieve?

I do my faxing at work, but it would be nice to do it at home instead.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:57:52 AM EST
ditto.

Will it work with a digital cable connection or does it have to have a telephone number to identify the recipient? I would LOVE to drop my dedicated fax line. It costs me an additional phone line charge each month.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:00:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:01:18 AM EST
Just loaded up the program. I went to my computer, then add remove program files, then on the left add remove windows components. There is a fax option there, just put in the windows disk and it will load up. It puts the program under the accessories folder in the start menu.

Seems to work pretty good. Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:02:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lightfighter:
www.efax.com



What he said - use it on the raod, from other computers and on my system here at home. the free system works fine. I use the pay service and love it for over 5 years now.

good luck

www.efax.com
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:11:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:16:52 AM EST
Ahhhh... This is great. We used to get about 20 crap faxes a day (win a trip here, blah blah blah). Well now we only print the legit ones.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:21:32 AM EST
Why in the world is the fax machine even still being sold? A scanner and email works faster, and better.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:00:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:07:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Troy:
And of course email allows for color photos/graphics and many other possibilities that just aren't possible via FAX.

-Troy



Good info. Just a slight correction. Canon has come out with a color fax but the recipient also has to have a color fax to recieve doc in color as well. I agree, with computers, scanners and email, faxing is going to become a thing of the past. You wouldn't believe how many people still buys fax machine still.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:17:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 1:16:24 PM EST
Most modems come with fax software. IF you have it enabled, it will "listen" to incoming phonecalls, after X rings it picks up and tries to establish a "handshake" with a fax machine on the call. (You hear that sometimes when you call somebody who isn't home and their fax/computer answers). If it establishes fax to fax communications it sends an OK to the other machine and receives the fax. Depending on how you set-it up it will save to disk or direct to your printer/fax.

You don't need to have a dedicated line. You can also do a manual handshake. They dial the number and when you pick it up, you enable your fax set-up and tell them to send.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:34:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:48:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:55:09 PM EST
tagged
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:55:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:16:41 PM EST
Working in IT, I have run into users that don't have the patience or intuition to scan a doc, save it, then attach it to an email. They are so used to dropping the paper in, typing a number, and pushing send, anything else, even something that makes more sense is heartache and pain.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:14:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Moondog:
Working in IT, I have run into users that don't have the patience or intuition to scan a doc, save it, then attach it to an email. They are so used to dropping the paper in, typing a number, and pushing send, anything else, even something that makes more sense is heartache and pain.


Uh, that would be "sheeple".
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