Email to a fax

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Email to a fax
Email to a fax
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This wikiHow teaches you how to send a fax online by using your email address instead of a fax number. There are a number of free online services you can use to do this, or you can sign up for a paid fax service that allows you to send faxes directly from your inbox.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Using FaxZero

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Step 1. Open FaxZero

Go to https://faxzero.com/ in your computer's web browser.

With FaxZero you can send up to 5 free faxes per day, with a maximum of 3 pages (plus a cover) per fax (15 pages and 5 covers total)

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Step 2. Enter your sender information

In the green "Sender Information" section at the top of the page, do the following:

  • Type your first and last name in the 'Name' text box.
  • Enter your company name in the "Company" text box (optional).
  • Enter your email address in the 'Email' text box.
  • Add your phone number in the 'Phone #' text box.
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Step 3. Add your recipient information

Use the blue "Recipient Information" section at the top of the page as follows.

  • Enter the recipient's name in the Name' text box.
  • Enter the recipient's company name in the "Company" text box (optional).
  • Enter the recipient's fax number in the 'Fax Number' text box.
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Step 4. Click on Choose files

This gray button is located under the "Fax Information" heading in the middle of the page. This will open an Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window.

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Step 5. Select a document

Locate the PDF or Word document you want to send and click it once to select it.

Your document must be 3 pages or less

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Step 6. Click Open

This is at the bottom right of the window. Uploads the selected document to the FaxZero form.

  • If you want to upload another document, you can click the button again Choose files and select another document. You can do this as long as the total number of pages for the uploaded documents does not exceed 3 pages.
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Step 7. Add a cover page

You can enter the information for your cover page by typing it in the text box below the uploaded documents.

  • You can also format the text on the cover page by selecting it and then clicking one of the formatting options (for example, click B to make the selected text bold).
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Step 8. Enter the confirmation code

In the "Confirmation code" text box, enter the 5-character code that appears at the bottom of the page.

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Step 9. Scroll down and click on Send a Free Fax Now

It's located at the bottom left of the page, at the bottom of the green "Free Faxing" section. As long as all FaxZero text fields are filled in, this will send your fax to the listed recipient.

Method 2 of 3: Using GotFreeFax

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Step 1. Open GotFreeFax

Go to https://www.gotfreefax.com/ in your computer's web browser.

GotFreeFax allows you to send up to 2 free faxes per day, with an upper limit of three pages per fax (plus a cover page)

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Step 2. Enter your sender information

In the "Sender Information" section at the top left of the page, do the following:

  • Type your name in the 'Name' text box.
  • Enter your company name in the "Company" text box (optional).
  • Enter your email address in the 'Email' text box.
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Step 3. Add your recipient information

In the "Recipient Information" section to the right of the "Sender Information" section, do the following:

  • Enter the recipient's name in the 'Name' text box.
  • Enter the recipient's company name in the "Company" text box (optional).
  • Enter the recipient's fax number in the 'Fax Number' text box.
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Step 4. Create the front page of your fax

Under the "Fax Content" heading on the left side of the page, type your cover page information in the text box.

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Step 5. Click Choose File

It's on the right side of the page. This will open a window in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).

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Step 6. Select a document

Locate the PDF or Word document you want to send and click it once to select it.

Your document must contain 3 or fewer pages

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Step 7. Click Open

It's at the bottom right of the window. The selected document is uploaded.

  • If you want to upload another document, you can click again on a Choose files and select another document. You can do this as long as the total number of pages for the uploaded documents does not exceed 3 pages.
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Step 8. Click Send a FREE Fax Now

It's at the bottom left of the page. This will send your fax to your selected recipient's fax machine.

Method 3 of 3: Using a paid fax service

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Step 1. Subscribe to a fax service

If you're not already subscribed to a fax-sending service, such as eFax or RingCentral, you'll need to sign up for an account with your preferred email address and a credit card.

Most paid fax services offer a 30-day free trial. You can usually cancel your account before the trial period ends to avoid being charged

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Step 2. Find your fax extension

The fax extension varies from service to service, but some of the extensions to popular fax services include the following:

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Step 3. Open your email inbox

This should be the email address you used to create your fax service account.

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Step 4. Open a new email window

Click on draw up, New, or +.

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Step 5. Enter the recipient's fax number and your fax extension

Enter the recipient's fax number in the "To" text field, then enter your fax number.

For example, if you want to send an eFax message to the fax, you could type [email protected] here

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Step 6. Upload documents to the email

Click on the 'Attachments' icon

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and then select your PDF, Word, text or other document and click To open.

  • Paid fax services can convert most files to fax pages.
  • To select multiple files to upload, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or ⌘ Command (Mac) as you click each file.
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Step 7. Add a cover page

Depending on your fax service, type the contents of your cover page in the "Subject" text field or the body text field of the email.

This varies from fax service to fax service, so check the Help page for your chosen service if necessary

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Step 8. Click Send or the "Send" Android7send

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Once your fax is ready, it will send the fax to your recipient's fax machine.

Tips

  • If you use a paid fax service, you may be able to receive faxes to your email address.
  • Many paid fax services have mobile apps that let you send faxes, but usually you can't send a fax from a mobile email app.

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