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Loving my Win 2003 Server and its shared use modem

By Andrew Pollack on 03/17/2004 at 12:09 PM EDT

Having installed Windows 2003 on a machine -- not really a high end one -- to do some streaming audio, I came across a feature that allows a single fax modem to do the job of both modem and fax for inbound and outbound use. That means with the single phone line I already had for my fax machine, I can receive faxes of course but I can also dial in to my network with my own RAS connection. I can also do outbound faxing from the PC's on my network.

Why is that so cool?

1. I dropped my backup dialin isp for when I'm on the road. Savings: $15.00 per month.

2. All the spam Fax advertisements (I get as many as one a day) no longer eat up my fax paper and toner (which is an inkjet multi-use device, and thus consumables are expensive) now go to my email where SpamJam filters them.

The best news? Instead of the fifty bucks a year on paper and ink that all those advertisements were costing me -- and the fact that they're irritating as hell -- it now costs someone some money to send to my fax machine but virtually nothing for me to automatically delete them.

Instead of getting irritated by each faxed ad, I smile at the cost to the spammer when I see the deletion notices.

Sometimes software can be good.

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