Online Fax Service: MyFax.com, eFax.com and more

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Save Money Using Online Fax Services.

There are a number of online fax services you can use for your home or business. I have used eFax for years.

Typical features of an online fax service:

  • You have your own unique fax number
  • Access your faxes from anywhere online
  • You receive faxes by email
  • You can send faxes by email
  • Your fax number can be a local or toll-free number
  • 24/7 customer support

eFax used to have a free and a paid option. Now they have eFax Plus and eFax Pro which run $16.95 and $19.95 respectively.

Gawd, I can hear you moaning and complaining about those monthly costs. Read a little further and you will find a FREE ONLINE FAX SERVICE and learn why even paying for a fax service is a deal.

Here is a little secret, you don’t have to pay for a phone line, and you don’t have to buy a fax machine. When you factor that in, it becomes pretty reasonable, ESPECIALLY if you are a business, as business lines cost a lot more than an extra residential line. Wait, there is more, you also eliminate all the associated fax expenses such as fax paper, ink cartridges and too many people reading your private fax at the fax machine before you pick it up.

And another cost saving secret: in some cases you can transfer your existing fax number to an online fax service and save those high recurring telephone fees that you currently receive from your telephone company.

I still have the free version, although that is not offered any more. Cost Coachette uses the eFax pro version as she receives a lot of faxes from those are still living in the 90′s and haven’t learned either HTML yet, or even how to attach a document. Most of her faxes come from attorneys, you think they would be experts at document management – go figure…

Here is info on the eFax online fax service:

eFax is an online Internet fax service that uses email to send and receive faxes from anywhere.
The need for a fax machine is eliminated.


You have your own private fax number that’s forwards the fax to your email and send and receive faxes as email attachments.

Here is how eFax works: Sign up for eFax, you’ll select either a local or toll-free fax number.

Someone faxes you, you receive the fax in your email inbox as a file attachment.

To send a fax, you can either attach a file a scanned hard copy to an email. Then type the recipient’s fax number and hit send.

You can save a fax just like you would any email attachment and you’ll always have access to them.

eFax also gives you access to your faxes online by logging in at http://www.efax.com/ for up to two years with eFax Plus or eFax Pro.

There is also MyFax, which like Efax, has a free and paid account. Here are the FAQ’s for the online fax service.

Too use MyFax you just need Internet access, an email account, and a MyFax account. That means you don’t need a fax machine, and you don’t even have to install any fax software.

To send an online fax from your email, just type the recipient’s fax number and attach your document to fax. You can also log into MyFax and use their control panel to do so.

The good news is that you don’t even need to have your computer on to receive a fax. It just goes to your email provider and waits until you review your inbox.

To receive a MyFax, just look in your email inbox. eFax is the same way – faxes come via email.

You can send up to eight documents in one fax as attachments.

You can set up a fax distribution system to send online faxes to up to 5 designated email accounts.

If you already have a current fax number, you can keep that. Just call-forward your existing fax number. In some cases, you can actually transfer your fax number to MyFax and let them do the work.

MyFax does not require a long-term contract and does not have a minimum registration period.

Wait, there is more:

  • Fax Orama: I guess Fax-Obama was taken… It is a website that anyone can use to send FREE faxes to anywhere in North America – I guess that includes Canada…
  • K7: K7 (I guess that means it is so easy a 7th grader could fax) provides you with a free phone number. This number enables you to have your voicemail messages and faxes delivered directly to your computer.
  • Got Free Fax: Got milk still sounds better. GotFreeFax.com lets user send free fax online to the US and Canada. No Ads added to fax. User can either use its online rich text editor or upload a PDF/Word file to fax. Free service has limit of 3 pages per fax and 2 faxes per day.
  • Pam Fax: Hmm, can we really spray Pam on our computer to turn it into a fax machine? PamFax offers a comprehensive fax service as a software and on the web. You can send first three pages to more than 30 countries for free.
  • SuperFax: Super Fax is a Fax 2 email service, that allows you to own a fax number, without a fax machine. One thing that is super is that you can also refer a friend to SuperFax and get $5 worth of free credit.
  • My1Voice: Faxes sent to your number  will recognize the call as a fax (cool) and will deliver it to your online account and your email. A free trail period is available.
  • Wonderfax: Gawd, first there is Wonder Bran, now WonderFax. Anyways this is a free UK fax number that receives your faxes, does the pdf file conversion and emails it to you as an attachment.
  • Free Fax: Umm, nothing is free – you get ads with this. This is a free service that allows you to send and receive fax mostly in every part of the world.
  • Smart Fax: SmartFax has a no cost trial period for 30 days. Smart, I guess.
  • Rapid Fax: RapidFAX combines the utility of fax with the ease of email. Free and paid version of the service while 30 days free trial period includes 300 free inbound or outbound fax pages.
  • Message Net: Sign-up for a 90 days free trial period and get a new fax number with an area code at your choice for free. It allows you to get upto 3 faxes per month in your mailbox in pdf format.
  • VBuzzer: Vbuzzer users anywhere in the world can now send free faxes to any fax machine in the US and Canada.
  • Fax 1: Fax 1 (I usually have more pages than that) offers a free trial a test. Use our free fax software, send an email to fax or send a fax from the web. You receive a $1 free fax trial when you sign up.
  • Interpage: Using this service, you may send a fax for free to any US/Canada-based fax machine.
  • TPC: The TPC service is a collection of FAX servers you may use to send a fax to many locations around the world.
  • MaxeMail: Free for 30 days and allows up to three 10 pages faxes to U.S. destinations for free through email or the web site. Faxes delivered PDF files.

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