What is automatic answering? Definition and usage

LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018

Definition

Automatic answering is when a fax machine automatically answers a fax line when it rings.

Usage

Most fax machines are set to automatically answer the line when it rings, although most can be configured to answer manually.

Automatic answering is used in the majority of situations, as a fax can arrive at any time and someone may not be there to answer the fax.