HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Receive a fax

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Receive a fax

You can receive faxes automatically or manually. If you turn off the Auto Answer
option, you must receive faxes manually. If you turn on the Auto Answer option (the
default setting), the device automatically answers incoming calls and receives faxes
after the number of rings that are specified by the Rings to Answer setting. (The
default Rings to Answer setting is five rings.)
If you receive a legal-size fax and the device is not currently set to use legal-size
paper, the device reduces the fax so that it fits on the paper that is loaded. If you have
disabled the Automatic Reduction feature, the device prints the fax on two pages.

NOTE: If you are copying a document when a fax arrives, the fax is stored in the
device memory until the copying finishes. This can reduce the number of fax pages
stored in memory.

This section contains the following topics:

Receive a fax manually

Set up backup fax reception

Reprint received faxes from memory

Poll to receive a fax

Forward faxes to another number

Set the paper size for received faxes

Set automatic reduction for incoming faxes

Block junk fax numbers

Receive faxes to your computer (Fax to PC and Fax to Mac)