The more cost-effective solution is an online fax service that is as simple to operate as email, doesn't use paper and toner resources unnecessarily, and can still communicate with older fax technology around the country and around the world. You don't need to have an engineering degree to exchange documents with legacy hardware. The internet fax software determines all the protocol matching requirements in the background and delivers your email fax in the appropriate format.
The most popular protocol that email servers use to communicate with traditional fax machines is FoIP (Fax over IP), in T.37 and T.38 protocols. Newer fax machines can interface with your email server on the more advanced VoIP (Voice over IP) system. All you need to know is that when you hit Send, your fax is delivered to the right destination at the right time.
Faxes from traditional fax machines are converted into a .pdf format that can easily be read or stored inside your email program. You can even send the exact same document to several different types of fax machines and the software will translate the protocol based on the receiving fax software signals.
Online services that provide fax by email functionality, allow you to:
Send and receive faxes from existing hardware and mobile devices
- Exchange mission-critical documents while on the road or overseas
- Communicate with several different types of fax servers at the same time
- Eliminate many of the operational costs for maintenance, paper, and printer cartridges.
It's time to evolve your fax machine into the next generation of fax technology. Take your fax with you everywhere you go and stay in communication with traditional businesses. The combination of efficient business practices with new mobile fax technology makes a winning business strategy.
Reserve a fax number for your business online today and send your first email fax using eFax's FREE 30 Day Trial. Our free 30 day trial program gives you the opportunity to try all the features of sending and receiving faxes over the internet first hand. Find out what a fax by email service can mean for new business, greater mobility, and a more efficient workflow.