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Wednesday, June 09, 2021 by eFax Team

Can I fax through email through online faxing?

There are four ways to fax with online faxing: email faxing, mobile app faxing, desktop app faxing, and web browser faxing. You can send an online fax through email by following these steps:

  1. Open your inbox and select ‘compose message’. 

  2. Type your recipient’s fax number into the ‘to’ bar, using this format: “faxnumber@efaxsend.com”. Always ensure you include your recipient’s area and country codes (i.e. ‘612’ for Sydney) as well as their full local fax number. 

  3. Write a message in the body of the email. This text will become your cover page. 

  4. Click ‘attach files’ and select up to ten files to fax.

  5. Press ‘send’. You will receive a confirmation email once eFax has successfully processed your fax.


You can also receive faxes through your email inbox using these steps:

  1. Open your inbox.

  2. Search for emails with the subject line “Fax Received From (fax number)”. These emails will come from the address “message@inbound.efax.com”. 

  3. Press the email as your fax will be attached. 

  4. Use the options on-screen to forward, edit, sign, print or delete your fax. eFax automatically saves all faxes sent and received via email. 


How to send & receive faxes by email?

If you have already signed up for online faxing with eFax, you can send a fax by email using these steps. 


  1. Open your inbox and click ‘compose message’.

  2. Click the ‘to’ bar and type in your recipient’s fax number. Make sure you use the format “faxnumber@efaxsend.com”, and don’t forget to include your recipients country and area codes (i.e. ‘618’ for Adelaide). 

  3. Create a cover page by typing a message into the body of the email. 

  4. Attach up to 10 files by clicking ‘attach files’. 

  5. Click ‘send’. You will receive a confirmation email once eFax has processed your fax.


When you receive an online fax, it will be automatically saved and delivered into your inbox. Follow these steps to open it. 

  1. Open your inbox. 

  2. Search for emails from the address “message@inbound.efax.com”. eFax marks each fax with the subject line “Fax Received From (fax number)”. 

  3. Click the email your desired fax is attached to. 

  4. Use the options on-screen to delete, edit, print, forward or sign your fax. 


If you want to fax via email but have not already signed up for online faxing, you can try email faxing with a free 30 trial to eFax.


Is faxing by email quick & secure?

Faxing by email is just as quick and secure as faxing by mobile app, web browser or desktop app. To send a fax via email, you simply follow four easy steps:


  1. Click ‘compose message’. 

  2. Type your recipient’s fax number into the ‘to’ bar, using the format “faxnumber@efaxsend.com”. Make sure you include your recipients country and area codes (i.e. ‘612’ for Canberra). 

  3. Create a cover page by typing in the body of the email. 

  4. Click ‘attach’ and select up to 10 files. 

  5. Press ‘send’. 


eFax will then transmit your fax in an average of 60 seconds or less, depending on your local internet speeds. 


When you send a fax via email, eFax will also protect it with Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS encodes the contents of your fax with a cipher before transmission. Once eFax has delivered your fax, the system decodes your fax automatically. If someone intercepts your fax during transmission, encoding your fax ensures it is unreadable to prying eyes. TLS also sends your fax with a security certificate that assures eFax that no one has intercepted your fax. 


What emails are supported by online faxing?

Each online fax provider supports different email providers, so let’s take leading provider eFax as an example. eFax currently supports email faxing through Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo and Gmail. If you email through one of these providers, you can connect your email to your faxing system. Then, you can send faxes using the steps below. 

  1. Open your email inbox and press ‘compose message’.

  2. Click the ‘to’ bar and type in your recipient’s fax number. When sending a fax via email, always use the format “faxnumber@efaxsend.com” with spaces. You must include your recipient’s country and area codes in their fax number (i.e. ‘613’ for Bendigo. 

  3. Type a message into the body of the email to create a cover sheet. 

  4. Click ‘attach’ and select up to 10 files to fax. eFax supports most major file types, including PDF, DOC, TIFF, MP3, JPEG and PNG files. 

  5. Click ‘send’. 


Once you have connected your email to your online faxing number, you can also receive faxes through your inbox. eFax marks received faxes with the subject line “Fax Received From (fax number)”.

 
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