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Device/Method to allow faxes to go to Mac..and voice calls to go to phone on same phone line....

Posted on 1997-04-29
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 Thanks in advance, and sorry if this has been covered before...

  I'm using FaxSTF 3.2.3, working fine so far.  The FaxSTF software will
pick up calls indiscriminately, it appears, based on how many rings you set
the modem [USR Sportster Mac and Fax, 14.4 V.42bis] to do so, or you can
manually pick up calls through the menu bar.

   I occasionally receive voice calls in the early morning hours, and some
faxes are now coming in at that time also.

  Can I arrange my software/hardware setup so that faxes will go to the
computer (without activating the ringer...is this possible?)  but voice
calls will not be picked up by the computer, activating the ringer and
allowing me to respond to them?

   Thanks very much for your response.  

   Regards, Larry
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by:rifty
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I don't know the answer, but if/when you find out, I'll certainly pay the points to read the answer you get!

By the way, I found Valuefax (available from www.shareware.com as

value-fax-2011.hqx

to be far superior to Fax STF as fax software!

Rifty
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m&p earned 50 total points
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Stalker (www.stalker.com) has advanced communication software called CommuniGate and several useful extensions like PortShare, LineShare and others.
You can switch from FaxSTF to CommuniGate. I tried both and think that CommuniGate is much more functional.
If you don't want to switch to CommuniGate you can use LineShare. As I know this software is exactly for your purpose - for sharing single phone line between several programs correctly.

Good luck!
m&p
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by:lynx
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I called Stalker and spoke to customer service...they advised me LineShare wouldn't work the way I desired (in the secnario I described in the question).  The answer gave me some other ideas though...
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