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    Fax? (XP)

    I hope this is the right place to be asking.

    I have two concurrent problems: (1) I am being buried in junk faxes, and (2) the quality of the incoming faxes is poor.

    It's occurred to me to wonder if I can use my computer as the fax, at least for the incoming stuff, so I could screen and print out the worthwhile stuff on my high-quality printer.

    XP seems so powerful, I'd like to think that I already have fax capabilities, and, as usual, I just don't know how to use them.

    Can anyone help direct me?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Fax? (XP)

    Hi Neal

    XP has fax capabilities built in, see thread beginning with <post#=392495>post 392495</post#>

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    Re: Fax? (XP)

    Neal,
    Depending on the time and energy you have - does your state have an anti-junk fax law? In some (maybe just one) states they are prohibited and you can sue for each occurrence you receive. You may be required to opt-out at the state level. Plus, I think there is still a federal ban on junk faxes. Of course, I have no clue as to how that is supposedly enforced.

    Also, faxes are not really high quality devices anyway. To get a really good quality document you need something other than a fax machine.

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    Re: Fax? (XP)

    I know this isn't the Scuttlebutt board, but...

    > I have two concurrent problems: (1) I am being buried in junk faxes, and (2) the quality of the incoming faxes is poor.

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> It reminds me of the joke: "The food is terrible here. And such small portions!"

    (Sorry I can't actually help with your actual question.)

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    Re: Fax? (XP)

    1. Visit http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/unwantedfaxes.html, http://www.junkfax.org/fax/basic_info/basics.html or other sites for more infirmation.

    2. Click Start | Printers and Faxes. On the Printers and Faxes window, right-click your fax and from pop-up menu choose Properties. On the next window, make sure that General tab is open and click Printing Preferences button. On the next window, chose image quality from the drop-down list. Unfortunately, Windows XP native Fax service cannot provide fax quality better than 200x200 dpi (dots per inch.). For better quality, try WinFax Pro or other third-party program.

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