How Internet Faxing Works

eFax is a unique internet-based fax service that enables you to send and receive faxes online, by email and via mobile devices, meaning you can access the service at any time, from any place.
If you'd like to try out this amazing service without paying a penny, sign up for a free trial and see what eFax can do for you.

Send Faxes Online, by Email and Mobile Devices

When you sign up for an eFax account, you can send and receive faxes using any device that is connected to the internet (home computers, laptops, mobile smartphones and tablets), avoiding the hassle and drawbacks which are typically associated with the traditional fax machine.

The eFax service offers multiple ways to quickly and safely send and receive fax documents over the internet. With an eFax account, you can do all of the following:


Send Fax Messages Online

Sending fax messages over the internet is easy when you have an eFax account. All you have to do is log into your secure eFax account and follow the simple instructions which are displayed there.


Send Faxes By Email

eFax allows you to send fax messages through your email account. This combines the quick efficiency of email with the trusted security of traditional fax messages. All major email clients including Gmail, Hotmail and Outlook are fully compatible with the eFax service.


Send Faxes Over Mobile Devices

Thanks to the handy eFax mobile app, you can send fax messages over the internet at any time, from any place (so long as there is an internet connection) via your mobile device. All major forms of mobile device are fully supported by the service, including both Apple iOS and Android operating system-based mobile smartphones and tablets.


How to Send a Fax Online

Using the eFax service to send a fax message over the internet couldn't be much simpler. All you need to do is follow these three easy steps:

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Log into your eFax account and select 'Send Faxes' from your 'My Account' page.
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Enter your intended recipient's fax number into the input box provided, or select them from your list of saved contacts.
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You can attach up to 10 documents at a time. Once your documents are attached, simply click on the 'Send Fax' button.

And you're done!

Your intended recipient(s) will quickly receive their documents directly to their fax machine, just as they would had you sent your fax message the traditional way.


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How to Send a Fax by Email

Just like the above eFax online messaging functionality, sending a fax message through your email account involves an easy three step process:

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Simply log into your usual email account and compose an email message as normal.
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Then all you need to do is type your intended recipient's fax number, followed by, into the "To:" field.
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Lastly, attach the document which you wish to send and then click the "Send" button once it's fully uploaded.

Your recipient(s) will shortly receive their message on their fax machine, just like had you send the message via a traditional fax machine.

How to Send a Fax By Mobile

The eFax mobile app is another convenient way to send and receive faxes over the internet, adding an extra degree of flexibility to your business. Once you have the eFax mobile app installed, you'll be able to send faxes while on the go by following these three steps:
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Tap the "View Faxes" button to open and review the faxes on your device.
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Tap "Tap the "Sign Faxes" button to add your electronic signature to your message, then save your signed fax.
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Tap the "Send Faxes" button and select the intended recipient(s) who you wish to send your message to.
Just as with sending a fax message through the eFax website or via email, your recipient(s) will receive their fax messages on their machine, just like you had sent it the old-fashioned way.