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Fax thru Computer and TAD on same line

August 22, 2011 at 10:56:31
Specs: Macintosh
How does one enable a fax through a Mac computer and still be able to have a TAD on the same line?

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August 23, 2011 at 19:04:29
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Solutions for sending a fax:
- Please see this article from the Apple knowledge base.

Solutions for sharing a fax line:
- Your fax machine should allow you, similar to setting it up with Windows, to have several ports on the back and devote one port for faxing. It is recommended that you follow the model-specific instructions to walk you through solving this issue. If your fax machine model does not include multiple phone jacks in the back or side of the unit, you may need to purchase accessories to do so. Such accessories can be found cheaply at RadioShack or similar.

Thank you for posting; I hope that these solutions help to solve your problem--please post back if you have any further questions regarding this issue.

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August 24, 2011 at 14:01:06
I guess I was not specific enough. My mac will do the faxing duties, as it's built in.

At my telephone entry box on the baseboard, I have two lines coming out. One is for my present fax/answering machine, (that works lousy, so I'm trying to somehow replace it). The other is a line with a USB that does it's job with the computer.

Desires are; I'd like to have my telephone answering machine on the same phone line to do phone calls and messages, and do the faxing through the computer.

I'm thinking maybe the answer lies in setting up the number of rings. I have played with this idea but the answering machine answers, then the fax doesn't work. If I set up the fax to answer, the message machine doesn't. Guess I'm looking to get the best of two worlds. Some one mentioned, purchasing by the month, distinctive ringing from Verizon.

Seems like today's era of computing must have a way around five or six bucks a month. But maybe Verizon wants me to buy another number specifically for faxing. Sigh. Thanks for your concern, Skip

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August 29, 2011 at 14:31:57
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Thank you for your patience and for posting in

To continue in assisting you resolving your issue, I would recommend contacting Verizon for a fax number to allow your fax line to work properly.

I hope you found this response helpful--it has been a pleasure to assist you.

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