How to Email to Fax


This wikiHow teaches you how to send a fax from online by using your email address instead of a fax number. There are a couple of free online services that you can use to do this, or you can sign up for a paid fax service that will allow you to send faxes directly from your inbox.

Part 1
Using FaxZero

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Go to in your computer's web browser. FaxZero allows you to send up to 5 free faxes per day, with an allowance of up to 3 pages (plus a cover) per fax (15 pages and 5 covers total).[1]

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In the green "Sender Information" section at the top of the page, do the following: Type your first and last name into the "Name" text box. Enter your company's name in the "Company" text box (optional). Type your email address into the "Email" text box. Add your phone number in the "Phone #" text box.

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In the blue "Receiver Information" section at the top of the page, do the following. Type your recipient's name into the "Name" text box. Add the recipient's company name in the "Company" text box (optional). Enter the recipient's fax machine number into the "Fax #" text box.

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This grey button is below the "Fax Information" heading in the middle of the page. Doing so opens a File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window.

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Find the PDF or Word document that you want to send, then click it once to select it. Your document must contain 3 or fewer pages.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. This will upload your selected document to the FaxZero form. If you want to upload another document, you can click another Choose Files button and select another document. You can do this as long as the total number of pages for the uploaded documents does not exceed 3 pages.

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You can enter the information for your cover page by typing it into the text box below the uploaded documents. You can also format the cover page's text by selecting it and then clicking one of the formatting options (e.g., click B to bold the selected text).

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In the "Confirmation Code" text box, type the 5-character code that appears near the bottom of the page.

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It's in the lower-left side of the page, at the bottom of the green "Free Fax" section. As long as all of the FaxZero text fields are filled out, this will send your fax to your listed recipient.

Part 2
Using GotFreeFax

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Go to in your computer's web browser. GotFreeFax allows you to send up to 2 free faxes per day, with an upper limit of three pages per fax (plus a cover page).

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In the "Sender Info" section that's in the upper-left side of the page, do the following: Type your name into the "Name" text box. Type your company's name into the "Company" text box (optional). Type your email address into the "Email" text box.

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In the "Receiver Info" section to the right of the "Sender Info" section, do the following: Enter your recipient's name into the "Name" text box. Enter your recipient's company's name into the "Company" text box (optional). Enter your recipient's fax machine number into the "Fax #" text box.

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Below the "Fax Content" heading on the left side of the page, type your cover page's information into the text box.

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It's on the right side of the page. Doing so opens a File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window.

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Find the PDF or Word document that you want to send, then click it once to select it. Your document must contain 3 or fewer pages.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your selected document will be uploaded. If you want to upload another document, you can click another Choose Files button and select another document. You can do this as long as the total number of pages for the uploaded documents does not exceed 3 pages.

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. It's in the lower-left side of the page. Doing this will send your fax to your selected recipient's fax machine.

Part 3
Using a Paid Fax Service

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If you aren't already subscribed to a fax-sending service such as eFax or RingCentral, you'll need to sign up for an account using your preferred email address and a credit card. Most paid fax services offer a 30-day free trial. You can usually cancel your account before the trial ends to avoid being charged.

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The fax extension will vary from service to service, but a couple of popular fax services' extensions include the following: eFax - [email protected] RingCentral - [email protected]

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This should be the email address that you used to create your fax service account.

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Click Compose, New, or + to do so.

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In the "To" text field, type in your recipient's fax number, then type in your fax extension. For example, to send an eFax message to fax machine, you might type in [email protected] here.

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Click the "Attachments" icon, then select your PDF, Word, text, or other document and click Open. Paid fax services can convert most files into fax pages. To select multiple files to upload, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or ⌘ Command (Mac) while clicking each file.

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Depending on your fax service, you'll type your cover page's contents into either the "Subject" text field or the email's body text field. This varies from fax service to fax service, so check your selected service's "Help" page if necessary.

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Once your fax is complete, doing this will send the fax to your recipient's fax machine.