Internet fax is the best way to fax right now. Although machines are still used by thousands of businesses around the World, their use has been steadily declining, especially now that thanks to the Internet we have faster and more effective ways of communicating.
Sending an eFax is very easy, and something that anyone can use no matter their expertise level. This technology allows you to send an receive faxed documents via email, you just need a device that is connected to the Internet.
Getting an Account with eFax
The first step to fax over the Internet is opening an account with eFax. If you are looking for a permanent fax solution, you might want to take a look at their plans and prices. But you can also create a free trial account that will enable you to send and receive faxes without paying a dime for a full month.
Internet fax services help you get rid of the expenses and issues related to fax machines and phone lines. Your customers and contacts will be able to send you faxes via their preferred method, including fax machines, and they won’t notice a difference when doing so.
How to eFax from Gmail
Let’s take a look at how you can send faxes with eFax and Gmail. To do this, at the moment of creating your account, you need to establish your Gmail address as the primary delivery address by filling out the required fields. I would recommend creating a new Gmail account for this purpose. This will help you keep things organized and will make incoming faxes easier to find in the future.
STEP 1 – Create a new email message
STEP 2 – Enter the recipient’s fax number followed by @efaxsend.com
STEP 3 – Attach the file you want to fax to the email. Among the supported formats you have. You can attach up to 10 files.
STEP 4 – If you would like to have a fax cover page, enter the text on the body of the Gmail message.
STEP 5 – Click Send
Your attachment will be sent to the recipient’s fax machine and then a confirmation message will be sent to your email.
How to eFax from the Web
Another way to send a fax online is through eFax’s web interface. This allows you to use some of the extra features of this service, using a friendly user interface. Let’s take a look at the steps of sending a fax:
STEP 1 – Log into eFax
STEP 2 – Click on Send a Fax
STEP 3 – Determine the country code of your recipient’s number and enter if needed to. Then enter the recipient’s number.
STEP 4- Using the fields provided, enter the Name and Company of the recipient, the Subject and the Cover Page.
STEP 5 – Now select up to 5 documents you wish to fax by clicking on the Browse button on the compose Window.
STEP 6 – Once the form is completed, press Send and the fax will be on its way.
How Do You Know If Faxes Were Delivered?
Well, after each fax you send you receive a confirmation message in Gmail, where you can take a look at all the details of the fax sending process. Alternatively, you can login to eFax account and on the menu click on Activity Logs, where you can check your history and details on sent faxes.