Sending a fax from your PDA or cell phone is so easy! No longer do you need a traditional fax machine, land line and printer combination, to set a fax rolling. It is not necessary to convert electronic documents, like a PDF file, or an MS Word document into a paper document to send out a fax, anymore. Rather, you can shoot off faxes from your mobile phone, laptop or Personal Digital Assistant, conveniently, and even, on the go!
How to send out fax from e-mail
There are many e-mail-to-fax services available online, these days. You would need to sign up for an e-fax account, to achieve this kind of e-mail to fax service. It will convert your mail, along with its attachments, into fax format. The service provider would then send your e-mail and fax documents to the recipientâ€™s fax number through software that enables fax signals.
Functioning of a Popular E-fax Service
E-fax is one of the popular names in this field, with over 11 million subscribers worldwide. E-Fax needs you to enter the fax number and then “@efaxsend.com” in the â€śToâ€ť field on your e-mail application. The fax number is the complete destination fax number, which includes the Country Code (US = 1), Area Code, and Local Number.) If you need to send a fax to the Chicago number (312) 555-1313, for example, you would have to enter â€ś13125551313@efaxsend.comâ€ť in the â€śToâ€ť field of your e-mail application.
Check your Options
E-mail to fax services provide different conditions on the number, type and size of documents, that can be sent by them. Also, password-protected texts may not be successfully faxed online. Charges also vary with the type of fax being sent. Make sure to get all the information right by going through the website of the service provider.
A Word of Caution
The risk of data compromise remains, as with all other online services. Also, do call up the receiver of the e-fax message, to ensure that all pages were delivered intact.
With these few things in mind, you can enjoy faxing comfortably, with no worries!