setting up and using online fax

  jarani 16:25 28 Oct 2006

hi guys - my old fax incorporated in the telephone is fine but i would like to move over to using a computer based fax - which currently i do not understand - what do i need please ?

few shops now stock the rolled thermal printing paper and copies fade fast - i know that i can buy a new normal paper telephone fax - but why not use the computer - or am i barking up the wrong tree ? - your basic advice would be appreciated - jarani

  Stuartli 16:29 28 Oct 2006

You can only use a dialup modem (not broadband) to send and receive faxes in Windows.

All Windows operating systems, including XP, have always had an excellent fax system - in XP the Fax Console is installed from Start>Setting>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Add/Remove Windows Components.

You may/will need your XP disk to install the fax feature (tick the Fax Services box).

  Stuartli 16:30 28 Oct 2006

Another way, offered by a number of ISPs and websites, is an e-mail to fax/fax to e-mail service - you obviously can use broadband for this method.

  jarani 16:45 28 Oct 2006

Stuartli - thank you - i have xp home and orange broadband - do i need a dialup to pay for sending the faxes ? - can i receive the faxes on line and send them by telephone ? - what would i need to do to receive the faxes on the computer ?

i am not sure that i understand your second option - how do i know if my isp offers this service ? - jarani

  Stuartli 16:59 28 Oct 2006

The dialup modem is used to send/receive faxes in the same way as your original telephone + fax machine.

However, Windows provides an Inbox, Outbox, Sent etc features on your system so you can keep a record of faxes sent or received.

For fax to e-mail etc see:

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for a choice of providers.

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