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How to Fax From a Computer

Send and receive faxes using a desktop or laptop computer anytime, anywhere.


Quick, Intuitive Faxing Right from your Windows or Mac Computer

How to Fax From a Computer in 5 Simple Steps?

  1. Sign Up on eFax.
  2. Download and open eFax Messenger.
  3. Click “Send a Fax,” enter recipient’s number and add an optional message.
  4. Upload documents you want to fax.
  5. Hit send and get email notification upon delivery.

Can I Send a Fax From My Computer?

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Faxing Your Way


How to Send a Fax From a Mac


How to Send a Fax From a Windows Computer

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A computer that operates Windows Fax and Scan

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A landline

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A fax modem (some computers include an internal fax modem, or you can purchase an external modem instead)

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A physical phone cord


Other Ways to Send a Fax from Windows 10

Sending and receiving faxes is simple with online fax services like eFax. Not interested in online fax services? It’s possible to fax from your computer using a connected fax machine or a multifunction printer. Note that when using this method, you need a physical fax machine and a phone line. So it’s not the most convenient option.

Keep in mind that not every device can send a fax from your PC, so your model must be able to support this function.
For this method, you will need:
  • A PC running Windows 10
  • Documents you want to fax
  • A multifunction printer or fax machine
  • A landline connection
  1. Install the required fax drivers on the Windows 10 device.
  2. Find the document you wish to send. Then, click Print.
  3. Choose the fax driver you installed in the first step.
  4. Enter your recipient’s fax number and then click Send Fax.

How Can I Send a Fax Via Email?

What About Receiving Faxes?


What About Receiving Faxes?

Will I Need a Special Fax Number?

Will I Need a Special Fax Number?


Why is Online Faxing Better than Using a Fax Machine?

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Cloud storage for your eFax account

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Large file sharing, letting you use your computer to send documents that are too large to email

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Electronic signatures — no more printing, signing, and scanning!

Frequently Asked Computer Fax Questions

Sign up for an eFax account and download eFax messenger or use the desktop portal. Then, add your recipients and upload your documents. When you’re ready, send the fax. You’ll get an email confirmation that the fax was delivered. It’s that easy!

With an eFax account, you can fax documents from the privacy of your computer or mobile device. eFax lets you electronically sign files, provides an intuitive user interface and stores your documents in a cloud-hosted library to access later. 

Faxing a document from your computer is as easy as sending an email. To fax a document from your computer, sign up for an eFax account. Log in, then enter the phone number of your recipient or browse your contacts list. Upload the document you want to fax, format it if needed and send it! 

To send a fax for free from your computer, sign up for the free trial of eFax. After you try it out for a week, you can continue sending faxes from your computer with an affordable monthly subscription.

You can send a fax from a computer to a fax machine with eFax! When you sign up for an eFax account, you’ll get a toll-free tax number (or you can use your own fax number). Simply log in to your eFax account and enter the destination fax machine number as the recipient. Upload or add your document and send it. Your fax will be sent to the fax machine in minutes!

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.