Next time you pick up the phone and it's a fax, just open the terminal and type: sudo fax receive<br><br>than add .fax to the document that is in your home folder and open your fax.<br><br><pre>PMG5/1.8Ghz/1GBRAM, PBG3/400Mhz/768MBRAM, AirportX</pre><p>
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well, if you're using the fax feature in Panther, you have to be connected to a phone jack, whether you have cable, DSL or dial-up. I have a cable modem, but also connect a phone line to the Mac just for faxes.<br><br><br>Visit My Web Site!
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#126672 - 01/04/0402:17 PMRe: Receive a fax with terminal
Sorry. That's what I meant by dial-up — gotta be wired to the phone jack. Shoulda clarified. I tried faxing from the Mac last year, but went back to a free-standing fax machine. If you need a hard copy, you still have to print the file anyway, and if you want it electronically, it can be emailed. 'Course, that's inbound while outbound is easier. In my case I get more faxes than I send, so the "old-fashioned" method suits me better.<br><br>I'm waiting for the release of iMeld 1.3, so I can dump email and the fax, and do it all telepathically. <br><br>
I'm waiting for the release of iMeld 1.3, so I can dump email and the fax, and do it all telepathically.<br><br>LOL<br>Most times I know why I am getting a fax to begin with.<br>Like you I do have a stand alone Fax machine and I prefer it that way.<br><br>On the puter you want to fax that something thats not already in a file on your HD you are out of luck, unless you want to scan it into your HD and then mess with that. <br><br>So the stand alone fax works for me<br><br>
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having the ability to fax to and from via the computer/scanner, always appealed to me.<br><br>it just never worked properly for me and a standalone would have seemed the better solution. <br><br>however now that i have OSX I do have to get a new scanner or special adapters for my existing printer. <br><br>it was recommended to me by the Apple shop that i was in (they replaced my combo drive under warranty), that the best buy for me was the <br>Epson Stylus photo rx510.<br><br>it is looking more like an elegant solution every day.<br>although my natural stick-in-the-mud personality, is shy of multifunction all-in-one devices. Should i leave my head in the sand or should i jump on that bandwagon?<br>anyone know?<br><br>"Today is a gift, that's why its called the present."
#126675 - 01/04/0403:46 PMRe: Receive a fax with terminal
I just switched back to a stand-alone copier and fax, too. My laser copier bought the farm (or so I thought) as a result of the big blackout here last summer, so I stuck in a closet and bought a LexMark 6170 AIO. Ink-jet color copier/fax/printer. No Mac printer drivers, but I only wanted the fax & copier functions anyway, and for $149, it was a pretty good deal. Good image quality, but slow as molasses uphill in December.<br><br>Couple of days ago, I stumbled upon a fix for my supposedly deceased Sharp laser copier. Faster, far better repro quality (if only B&W), and virtually silent by comparison. So now the LexMark has taken the Sharp's spot in the closet, the also faster and sharper Brother fax machine is back in it's place, and I am a happy old curmudgeon. <br><br>
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