How To Fax Without A Fax Machine

Faxing without a fax machine is easy with eFax. Fax from home, office, or on-the-go with a simple online portal and NO fax machine.

How to Fax Without a Fax Machine

Faxing without a fax machine is quicker and easier than the “old-fashioned” way!

Once upon a time, nearly every office had a fax machine. Before the advent of email, it was the quickest way to send and receive faxes with other businesses, whether they were down the street or around the globe.

Today, businesses conduct most of their communication over email, which means many businesses and individuals don’t fax as often as they used to.

But what about the fax-dependent industries, like law, medicine, finance, and government?

If you work for or with any of these industries, you may find yourself wondering where to send a fax. The simple way to fax from home or the office is to fax online — without a fax machine.

 

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Can You Fax Without
a Fax Machine?

Absolutely! eFax is an online fax service that lets you send and receive faxes from your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Here are some of the ways you can send or receive documents online:

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Send a fax on your computer through the eFax portal on your web browser

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Send a fax on a smartphone or tablet with the eFax app

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Send a fax via email, anywhere you have an internet connection

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Receive a fax in the eFax portal, app, or email

How to Fax
Without a Fax Machine

With eFax, you can send a fax online without a fax machine, from your home or office.

When you sign up for eFax, you’ll receive a dedicated fax number associated with your account. You can request a local fax number to create a presence in your local community. Or, you can ask for a toll-free fax number to build national authority. Then provide your account and billing information, and you’ll be ready to get started!

In less than five minutes, you can be ready to send a fax online!

3 Easy Ways to Send Documents

There are three easy ways to send documents without a fax machine:

1 Fax with eFax’s Online Dashboard

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  • 01. Log in to your eFax account on your internet browser.
  • 02. Click “Send Faxes.”
  • 03. Fill in the recipient’s fax number, first and last name, company name, and country. Or click “Choose from contacts” and select a recipient from your eFax address book.
  • 04. If you’d like to use eFax’s simple cover page, check “Include Cover Page.” Write your subject and a brief message which will be added to eFax’s cover page template.
  • 05. Click “Browse” and select the document you want to fax from your hard drive or cloud storage.
  • 06. If you wish to fax more than one document at once, you can do that too! You can attach up to 10 documents to one fax transmission. Accepted file formats include PDF, Excel, OpenDocument, Plain Text, Microsoft Word, JPEG, and more.
  • 07. Once you’ve selected the document you wish to fax, click “Open.”
  • 08. You will receive a fax confirmation to your email, so choose which email address you want your confirmation receipt to come to.
  • 09. Hit “Send Fax” and you’re done!

Your fax will be transmitted in no time! Sending a fax without a fax machine is both quicker and easier than the traditional way. If the recipient also faxes without a fax machine, they’ll receive your fax through their own online fax provider with no dialing and no busy signals. If they fax the traditional way, the document will print on their fax machine along with your cover sheet. It’s that easy!

2 Fax by Email

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Faxing by email is another convenient way to send or receive a fax without a fax machine, and you can do it anywhere you have an internet connection. To do:

  • 01. Create a new email message.
  • 02. Add the recipient’s fax number, followed by @efaxsend.com.
  • 03. Add a subject line to the email, which will be the subject of your cover page.
  • 04. Type out your message to the recipient, which will be the body of the cover page.
  • 05. Attach the documents you want to fax, and hit the “send” button.

3 Fax with Mobile App

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The eFax mobile app for Android or Apple iOS lets you send and receive faxes right from your smartphone or tablet — without a fax machine.

If you need to send a fax quickly while you’re with your family or running errands, you can do so easily from the app — no need to break out your laptop or find a computer. Just like the online portal, the mobile app lets you quickly add the recipient’s fax number, name, and company info so you can send a fax without a fax machine from anywhere.

To attach your document, eFax works with most third-party cloud storage providers, like Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud. So it’s easy to access and send your fax wherever you are.

You can also receive faxes on the app where you can add notes, sign paperwork, and fax it back, right from your phone.

Receiving Faxes Without a Fax Machine

With eFax, receiving a fax without a fax machine is simple and safe. Incoming faxes will go to your online portal, where they’ll be stored in the cloud for easy retrieval. eFax users get unlimited lifetime storage for both their sent and received faxes, so you’ll always be able to find a fax.

eFax users also receive faxes by email. Incoming faxes will be forwarded to the email address you associate with your online fax number, whether you use Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, or any other email provider. You can even automatically forward faxes to more than one email address. Send your fax to an assistant, administrator, or member of your team without lifting a finger.

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Benefits of Faxing Without a Fax Machine

With an online fax service like eFax, you’re no longer tethered to a bulky fax machine. Instead, you can send a fax as easily as sending an email.

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Affordable

No need to purchase a fax machine, pay for a separate phone line, or stock up on paper, ink, or toner.

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Convenient

Share documents from anywhere, without going to the store or office.

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Reliable

No busy signals when you fax online!

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Fast

Receive a fax instantly, with no printing. Plus, faxes will remain in electronic form, so there’s no additional scanning step.

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No need to waste paper by printing documents before you can fax them.

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Confidential

Faxes won’t sit on the fax machine when they come in, where anyone in the office can pick them up.

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Handy

With eFax, you can apply your signature digitally and return to the sender with just a few clicks.

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Customizable

Get a local fax number, toll-free fax number, or import your own fax number to send faxes online.

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Fax From Home or the Office in as Little as Five Minutes with eFax!