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    Can anyone point me to an app that can send an incoming call to my fax card or to my telephone, using the distinctive ring sent by the phone company? I have one phone line, but two numbers. They ring differently. I would like use one number as my phone number and the other as my fax number. I have seen hardware devices that can answer and direct the call to a phone or a fax machine/card. I am wondering if a software solution exists.

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    I suspect not because Windows has fax software built-in and it's up to the hardware to provide additional features.
    There do seem to be some hardware switches on ebay.

    cheers, Paul

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    Do you receive the faxes on your PC? If so, in Sound Setup you will find there are distinctive/different sounds for incoming mail and incoming faxes. In addition, you can allocate a sound file (*.wav) of your choice instead of the default sounds. Perhaps this will help? (In Windows 7, get there via Control Panel > sound > sounds).
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    XP does not have such niceties!

    cheers, Paul

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    Sorry! The post did not indicate which version of Windows was being used. I assumed Windows 7. (Clearly a wrong assumption, since the post is not in the Windows 7 forum of the Lounge!)
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    Peter S: You're not wrong. I am running Windows 7. I didn't post this in that forum because I am looking for an app. The problem is not Windows 7 related. I would have the same issue (and do) on an XP machine.

    Also, my question does not involve incoming mail and incoming faxes. It involves a voice call and a fax call coming in on the same phone line. The phone company assigns a distinctive ring to each kind of call. I am looking for an app that, using that distinctive ring, can direct the call to either my phone and my fax software. There are hardware devices available to do what I want. I was hoping that there was a software solution. This has nothing to do with the sounds the Windows can assign to incoming mail and incoming faxes.

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    @Grant: Thanks for the clarification.. I am sorry, I have nothing else to offer. (I am sure someone else here in the Lounge will, be able to help--there's plenty of expertise represented here). Good luck!
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