C H A P T E R T W O
Outgoing Message (OGM)
Timing is important in recording this message. The message sets up the ways to
handle both manual and automatic fax reception.
Record 5 seconds of silence at the beginning of your message. (This allows
your fax machine time to listen for the fax CNG tones of automatic
transmissions before they stop.)
Limit your speaking to 20 seconds.
End your 20-second message by giving your Remote Activation Code for
people sending manual faxes. For example:
"After the beep, leave a message or send a fax by pressing
We recommend beginning your OGM with an initial 5-second silence because the
Brother machine cannot hear fax tones over a resonant or loud voice. You may try
omitting this pause, but if your machine has trouble receiving, then you must
rerecord the OGM to include it.
Connecting an External Telephone
Your fax machine is equipped with a handset that you can use as a regular
phone. However, you can also connect a separate telephone (or telephone
answering device) directly to your fax machine.
Connect the modular plug on the telephone's line cord to the jack labeled EXT. on
the left side of the fax machine.
Whenever this phone (or TAD) is in use, the screen displays "EXT. TEL IN USE,"
and, if the fax handset is lifted, an alarm sounds. To disconnect the call on the
external phone and switch to the fax, press