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Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.
Can you tell me a bit more about the problem please:1) Is this a dedicated fax line, or a shared voice/fax line?2) Is this a landline from the local phone/cable company, or a VOIP service (vonage/magicjack/etc)3) Do you have dsl service on the same line?
4) Are you getting any specific error message?
This was not a yes or no question. I need to know specifically what type of line this is (dedicated/shared, copper or digital/cable/fiber based, etc)
Thank you for confirming.
Can you please double check that the cord from the wall jack to the canon is plugged into the #1 (line) jack, and not into the #2 (tel/tad/ext) jack?
Okay thank you for checking.
So the next step is that you need to go into the setup menu, in the receive settings, and set it to auto answer (FAX ONLY) mode.
Then try a test fax.
Well if you are getting a message, that has nothing to do with your actual canon equipment. It means there is a voicemail account that is active on this line, and it is picking up before the canon ever has a chance to. There is no reason to have VM on a fax line, so you need to call the phone company and have them disable that feature.