A feature supported
by many modems
that enables your computer
to accept incoming calls even if you are not present. In auto-answer mode
, a modem attempts to establish a connection whenever the telephone rings. This is an important feature if you are offering a service to which others can subscribe.
Auto-answer is also a critical feature for fax modems because it enables you to receive fax documents while you are away. All fax machines are auto-answer.