Uldis Liepkalns wrote:
Martin Fraser wrote:
I do not have a separate modem, with a Line socket and a Phone socket. My modem is inside the computer.
So is mine. But on the back side of the computer there none the less are these 2 sockets in your modem card's back. But actually it should work OK also with your parallel wires, I've had it both ways and it did.
Also, according to the WinFax Help manual, if Automatic Receive is deactivated it is necessary to receive the fax 'manually'. This means me being at the computer, when the call comes in, in order to decide if it is a voice call or a fax call.
What I am looking for is for the WinFax programme to decide automatically if it is a voice call or a phone call.
It does not distinguish automatically. If I'm at the computer and if I expect a fax in few minutes, I set it to "Automatic receive"- speeds it up, you know. Also if I leave the computer, I also set it to automatic receive. Otherwise pick up the phone and if you hear fax tones, right click on the WinFax toolbar icon and left click "Manually Receive Now".
Yes, I now realise that it won't distinguish between a voice call and a fax call automatically.
I FINALLY got a reply from Symantec technical support, one which corresponded to my question.
When I had, on a previous computer (Win95), the Phonetools programme it DID distinguish between the two types of call. I have contacted Phonetools to ask if the latest version will. If it does I will buy the latest Phonetools. If it does not I will have to keep WinFax and follow your suggestions, i.e. when I am out of the house I will leave it on Auto Receive, when I am in the house I will use Manual Receive.