Setting the answer mode
Depending on your situation, you can set the all-in-one answer mode to Automatic or Manual. The
factory-set default is Automatic.
Automatic: In this answer mode, the all-in-one answers incoming calls after a specified number
of rings or upon recognition of special fax tones. To specify the number of rings, see
the rings-to-answer setting
Manual: In this answer mode, the all-in-one never answers calls. You must start the fax-
receiving process yourself, either by pressing
on the control panel or by picking up a
telephone that is connected to that line and dialing 1-2-3 (in tone-dial mode only).
Although most users leave the answer mode set to Automatic, voice callers who dial
the fax telephone number will hear fax tones if the telephone is not answered, or if they do not
hang up by the specified number of rings-to-answer. If you do not want voice callers to hear
fax tones, use the Manual setting. But remember that fax calls are not received automatically
when the mode is set to Manual.
To set the answer mode
To set or change the answer mode, complete the following steps:
On the all-in-one control panel, press
button to select Fax setup, and then press .
button to select Fax Recv. setup, and then press .
Press to select Answer mode.
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The control-panel display shows the answer mode setting that you specified.
Other ways to set up your fax