Using Fax - in Help and Support is pretty good at describing the native application that comes with XP. Typically, you set it up with a modem and a phone line. It works just like a stand alone fax, allowing you to send, receive, store and manipulate fax images.
When you install Fax, it's help is more extensive and probably answers all your questions.
I am looking for a basic application program that allows me to use our XP Professional computer to receive and send faxes. We live in France and our normal fax machine receives lots of spam faxes which means when we need to use the machine, the cartridge needs replacing!!
We have tried a few programs (Phone Tools - which doesn't run under XP, Win Fax Expert and others which send faxes but we cant get to receive. Judging by comments on the web site of the writer we are not the only one!) Most programs seem to be for marketing purposes, sending copies to multiple addresses. We just want a standard fax machine application!
Help please!! PS If the application (Freeware, Shareware or Commercial) is available in French for my wife, so much the better!!