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Despite the rumours of the demise of the fax machine,
many businesses still have a need to send and receive
documents to/from others.
This machine would receive the faxes, and analyze the
content on the paper. Anything printed in Helvetica in
20+ point type, pictures of clipart of
sail boats, cruise
ships or dollar bills would immediately put the fax into
the 'trash bin' and would not print. You can later browse
through the 'trash bin' on the LCD screen and delete or
In order to learn what junk fax is, a small number would
be printed in the corner of the paper of the 'non-junk'
faxes. If you found that
printout was actually fax spam, simply enter the
number into the machine and classify this transmission as
junk. Further receptions would compare headers, images
and text with this template and print or trash based on
Sorting Fax Machine
inspired by this one? [bungston, Jul 20 2010]
||Most spam faxes have a sender number on them, a politely worded request to no longer receive spam tends to do the trick. You can even use the paper that the spam was printed on.
||[kaz], this worked for you? I've tried to get de-listed
from itsthefax.com and many other broadcasters, to
no avail... also the Canadian law has been watered
down to such an extent and enforced so poorly that
since 2008, only $250.00 (that is the decimal in the
middle of that number) has been collected from
violators, with the cost to implement the system
estimated at $15 million.