How To Send An Internet Fax Using Email

November 27, 2012 By In Fax to Email No Comment

Ever wish you could just throw your traditional fax machine out the window?  Traditional fax machines cost a lot of money on a monthly basis because its needs ink and paper both of which are very expensive items.  If you have an email account and internet access, you might be able to get rid of your old fax machine anyway.

Sending a fax has just become a whole lot easier due to internet technology allowing faxes to be via sent over the internet via email.  This might sound very complicated but the whole process is actually very easy to understand and user-friendly.

Just the same way as you would send a traditional fax; you would need to have a saved document on your computer that you can select for sending.  With a traditional fax machine you would have to enter your document into the fax machine, enter the fax number and press send.  Then comes the waiting for the server to connect to the recipient’s fax line before the fax can be sent successfully.

Sending an internet fax is a whole lot easier as you just select the specified document on your computer that you want to send via the internet.  However, before you can send any documents, you have to ensure that you are signed up with a service provider that can assist you in setting up your internet fax account.

As soon as your account is set up you will be able to follow a few simple steps in order to start sending and receiving faxes.  You need to open up a new email message and use the body of the email as your fax cover sheet.  Then you can attach a selected document in PDF or Word form to the email.  Where you would usually add an email address, you can now add the recipient’s fax number.  You can also add a subject name to your fax as you would with a normal email message.  Then click on the send button.  Easy as one two three.