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    FAX Support (XP SP2)

    Does XP support sending/receiving FAXes, and if so how do you install that support?
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    Re: FAX Support (XP SP2)

    Hi Legare,
    Yes, According to XP Help:
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    Using FaxFax provides you with complete fax facilities from your computer. You can configure fax settings, send and receive faxes, track and monitor fax activity, and access archived faxes. Using Fax, you can choose to send and receive faxes with a local fax device attached to your computer, or with a remote fax device connected to fax resources located on a network.

    Fax is not installed by default during Windows Setup.

    To install the Fax component
    Open Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
    In the Windows Components Wizard, select the Fax Services check box, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
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    To open Fax after installation, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Fax Console.
    For more information on using Fax, click Help in Fax Console.
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    Re: FAX Support (XP SP2)

    > Yes, According to XP Help

    Yes, According to StuartR too, I have this installed on this PC and it works fine. If your FAX modem is connected to your home phone line then you need to be careful to configure the FAX Console so that it doesn't answer all your phone calls before you do!

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    Re: FAX Support (XP SP2)

    Thanks everyone. Has anyone used the XP FAX support who has also used Symantec's WinFax Pro. I have a copy of that which I used on Win 2K and I really liked how it worked. If so, can you compare how the two work. I don't think that WinFax Pro is still available, but the box says it works on XP so I am tempted to try installing it.
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: FAX Support (XP SP2)

    I've used both on XP computers Legare, and I found that XP's native Fax applet was quite sufficient. WinFax Pro has a few extra bells and whistles, and its cover page designer offered a few more options. Other than that, basic fax send and receive worked well with either application.

    I've since switched to Vista, and while the Ultimate (& higher) versions include a fax applet, I was experiencing quite a few problems with receiving faxes. I switched to Snappy Fax and everything seems to be functioning as advertised.
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