What is a distinctive ring on a fax machine?

My fax machine has an option for “distinctive ring,” but I can’t figure out what it does or how to make it work. Help?

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Windows Fax and Scan Format

I have Windows Fax and Scan and recently upgrade to Windows 10. When I scan a document, it scans as a .pdf file and I am unable to then send it as a fax. The error shows that the file has to be a .tif file, but I’ve been unable to change the format for the scan. Any ideas are appreciated.

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Fax machine fails (but only for one number)

My fax machine works fine, except when I try to send a fax to one number. I’ve contacted the person, and she says the machine is working fine and isn’t being used when I’m trying to send. What’s wrong here?

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How to recycle a fax machine

My office is moving toward internet faxing, so I’m looking to get rid of our old fax machine. Is there a way to recycle it responsibly (but cheaply too)?

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What counts as PHI?

This is a follow-up question to the answer you provided about faxing and HIPAA. I work in a medical setting that is covered by two different federal statutes (HIPAA, and 42CFR Part 2; the Confidentiality of Drug Treatment Records) I am being told we cannot use any part of the patient’s name or date of birth on our fax covers. This is something new and seems counter-intuitive especially when communicating with other medical/specialist offices where patients have been or are being referred for services. Is there any way to determine if this is a appropriate privacy practice or just an overreaction due to a lack of understanding of how these two statutes regulate PHI. I realize this may be a matter in need of a legal opinion, but I thought I’d throw it out there. Thanks.

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What is thermal faxing?

I need a fax machine for my business. What is a thermal fax machine and is it worth looking into?

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Does faxing slow down internet?

Will sending a fax slow down my internet connection?

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How to fax from Outlook

I use Outlook for all my emails. Can I fax from it too, or do I have to get an internet fax service?

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Fax Machine Won’t Send Fax

My fax machine won’t send faxes. I just get “this number may not be completed as dialed” message. I know the line is working because it’s receiving faxes just fine. What do I do?

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Fax keeps saying line busy/no answer

I tried to send a fax and I got a “line busy/no answer” message. I tried again every fifteen minutes for an hour and it didn’t change. What’s going wrong?

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