• The fax machine has a much longer history than you might think! Invented back in 1843 by Alexander Bain, the "Electric Printing Telegraph" was the world's first faxing device. Since then, faxing has transformed many times.

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  • Whether you’re traveling during an election or want to share feedback on an important issue with your senator or representative, faxing makes it simple to engage. Here’s a closer look at how online faxing tools make it easier to have a voice in the political process — no fax machine required.

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  • Why Does Faxing Still Exist?

    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    A popular misconception is that online faxing and fax machine usage is in decline. However, the opposite is true. Fax usage continues to grow. In fact, according to a recent study from International Data Corporation (IDC), one of the largest global market intelligence firms, 82 percent of survey respondents said fax usage increased over the past year, while only 19 percent said usage went down.

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  • Life is filled with surprises. While you can’t always stop stressful life events from happening, you can take swift action to resolve them as quickly as possible. That’s where an online fax account from eFax comes in. Using your web browser or the eFax mobile app, you can instantly share important documents with anyone, anywhere!

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  • The 5 Most Epic Fax Machine Fails

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    If your fax machine decides to have a bad day, you could end up stuck without a way to send or receive important or private information. For some, this could be life-changing. It turns out that a few pretty big news stories have featured a fax machine flop.

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  • Fax machines are many things to many people, and nowhere is this more evident than the Twittersphere. Feelings of confusion, frustration, anger and sheer terror are evoked when it comes to this particular piece of tech. After scouring the depths of Twitter, we’ve compiled the 20 most hilarious tweets about fax machines.

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  • The fact that today you might still have a need to send a fax is amazing when you consider that faxing has been around for literally 150 years. Fax has proven that it has staying power. So it’s probably worth learning how the underlying technology works, right? It’s actually pretty cool.

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  • The question often arises, “If internet faxing offers an email address with the ability to send and receive faxes, why not simply use email?” It’s a valid question. At first glance, it might appear that sending a fax online is no different than sending it as an email attachment, but that’s where it gets interesting. The differences are subtle, yet critical.

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