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How To Fax An Email

Published at 03/05/2012 02:55:06


If you are still using the traditional facsimile machine to send messages and notes to colleagues across the nation or the world, you probably have not heard of a fax email service. You also might not know that your 3 or 4 in one printers can send a fax email or you haven’t gotten round to it as you think it is a tedious and long process. Have a look at how to send a fax email using your machines at home.

Step 1

To send a fax email through your computer, you must make sure that you have the appropriate hardware and software to get the process going. In addition, there should be compatibility between users, meaning that the person you are sending a fax email should have the same devices or can receive a fax email.

Step 2

Once you have checked that you have complied with the requirements of setting up your machines to send a fax email, test the machine. Go to your file menu and click on a file that you want to send as a fax email. Open your software or drag and drop the files. Click the send button.

Step 3

Another way to send a fax email is through the modem of a computer. The way this works is that instead of printing a document that needs to be faxed, you just open the software and convert your file into a fax email. Send it as a fax email and the modem will do the rest.  A fax email sent this way uses the telephone line and not through the Internet. The advantage of this type of fax email is that you can locate devices remotely.

Step 4

Another easy way to fax email is to use faxing services. Some are free while others require that you pay a fee. However, there are many companies offering fax email services at competitive prices. There is no software that needs to be installed on your computers. You simply have to dial a special or a toll free number and send the fax email. The advantage of using fax email services over the Internet is that you don’t have to worry about compatibility of hardware and software with people who will receive your fax. In addition, confidentiality is ensured since fax email goes straight to the personal mailbox of the recipient. This means that there are no faxes lying around that could get in the wrong hands.

Step 5

If you are a company with bulk fax email needs, using these services is the most convenient way of sending faxes over the net. For an affordable price, your use of the fax email service eliminates the need to buy additional hardware or install software. There are fax email providers though that give you the choice of sending a fax email through a desktop program or through a secure company website.

Step 6

In the case of a website, you simply have to log in to your account and drag the file that you want to fax email. You can add multiple fax email similar to how you would do it when you are sending a fax through a facsimile machine.


Shop around for prices of fax email providers. There are good deals to be snagged out there with some requiring a one time fee, assigning a toll-free number, and others monthly fax email fees. In the case of free fax email services, note that there are limits on the number of pages you can send.