Randum Ian if you have a dialup modem the disk that came with it should have some fax software on it. Normally, supervoice or faxtalk. either of these will set your PC up as a fax machine. you will need to keep your PC switched on and either supervoice or faxtalk running all the time to receive faxes. Alternatively, you could do what I do and subscribe to Trinite (£23) a year and all incoming faxes will go in to your email inbox. To send faxes from your PC, any programme that has a print function will enable you to do this.
Thanks for the replies mate, what I want to do was to be able to pick up the phone as normal but once I have heard the peeps of the fax machine goto my PC (which will be on) and open up a fax program to be able to download the fax. Is this possible through Winfax? Checking out other topics on here as we speak! ;o)
No, you can't do it that way. If you use Supervoice it will act as an answer phone or a fax machine depending on the tones it gets. But you will need to have the programme running all the time (even if it is running in the background)Just let the PC take over. You don't need to answer the phone manually. Again Trinite is the best solution as all incoming faxes go into your email inbox. You don't need to have your PC switched on at all.
Tiscali's fax to e-mail appears to be exactly the same kind of service - the beauty of it is that you can list a fax number on your (snail post) correspondence and receive faxes as e-mails, as well as listing the number on your fax cover page(s); Tiscali takes a small proportion of the telephone cost to the sender...:-)