Out of 8 Ratings

Owner's of the Brother All in One Printer MFC-8220 gave it a score of 4.1 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.0 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.14 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.12 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.0 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.0 out of 5
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Basic receiving operations
Choosing the Receive Mode
There are four different Receive Modes for your MFC. You can
choose the mode that best suits your needs.
Setup Receive
LCD How it works When to use it
Fax Only
(automatic receive)
The MFC automatically
answers every call as a
For dedicated fax lines.
(fax and telephone)
(with an external or
extension telephone)
The MFC controls the
line and automatically
answers every call. If the
call is a fax it will receive
the fax. If the call is not a
fax it will ring
(pseudo/double ring) for
you to pick up the call.
Use this mode if you expect to receive lots of fax
messages and few telephone calls. You can
have an answering machine on the same line, even
if it is on a separate wall socket/phone socket on
the same line. You can not use the telephone
company’s Voice Mail in this mode.
External TAD
(with an external
answering machine)
The external answering
machine (TAD)
automatically answers
every call.
Voice messages are
stored on the external
TAD. Fax messages are
Use this mode if you have an external answering
machine on your phone line.
The TAD setting works only with an external
answering machine. Ring Delay and F/T Ring Time
do not work in this setting.
(manual receive)
(with an external or
extension telephone or
with Distinctive Ring)
You control the phone
line and must answer
every call yourself.
Use this mode when you are using a computer
modem on the same line, or if you do not receive
many fax messages, or with Distinctive Ring.
If you answer and hear fax tones, wait until the MFC
takes over the call, then hang up. (See Fax Detect
on page 5-5.)