What is Automatic Answering?

LAST UPDATE: April 17th, 2019

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.