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How to Send and Receive 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 if there are fax services nearby. The simple way to fax from home or the office is to fax online — without a fax machine.

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Here’s How to Fax Without a Fax Machine

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

Use email or eFax dashboard to send a fax
compose a new fax
Attach documents to your fax
Attach documents to your fax
hit “send fax” and your fax will be sent from your mac

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:

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Learn More About eFax Capabilities

Whether you want to fax a PDF or send a fax using Gmail, eFax has you covered. There are lots of cool things your eFax account is able to do. Learn more about your options when using eFax.


Faxing Without a Fax Machine Using eFax

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!

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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


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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.



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



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



No busy signals when you fax online!



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



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



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



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



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

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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 free online 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.

Learn More about Faxing Without a Fax Machine

You no longer need a fax machine and a dedicated telephone line to fax. Now, all you need is an eFax account and your preferred device (phone, computer, tablet etc.). You can set up your eFax account and start faxing in mere minutes. Plus, there’s no need to worry about storing your documents since eFax easily integrates with popular cloud storage apps like Google Drive and Dropbox.

eFax makes it easy to send faxes without a fax machine. You can choose to fax from your email, the eFax mobile app, the eFax Messenger application or your eFax MyPortal — whichever is more convenient for you. Simply create a new fax and enter your recipient’s information and fax number. If you’re using email, the contact will be the person’s fax number @efaxsend.com. Then add the document you want to fax, create a cover letter if needed and send it. It’s that simple.

Take a few moments to set up an eFax account and choose your own eFax number. If you already have a fax number you want to use, you can port it to eFax. Then, share your fax number with your contacts and await your first fax. You’ll receive a notification in your email and on the app so you’ll know the moment the fax arrives.

Yes, you can fax without a fax machine. All you need is your phone, computer or tablet — plus an eFax account. Just visit efax.com to create an account and select a fax number, and you can start faxing without a fax machine in minutes. 

Most online faxing service providers charge a fee. But the good news is that eFax offers all new users a free trial. It lets you try out the flexibility and freedom of faxing without a machine, all at zero cost to you.