What is Efax?

EFax is a service that allows users to send faxes via email or the internet. Users are given fax numbers which can be local, geographic or toll free. Faxes can be accessed by logging onto the account on the website, or by opening an attachment which is sent via email.

There are many benefits to using fax to email services. It saves money on toner and printer paper as you can choose which faxes to print out. In addition, you can avoid all the printing problems associated with fax machines such as paper jams or the paper running out in the middle of an important document. There is also the benefit that you can send a fax from anywhere, providing that you have access to a PC or mobile to log into your account. This makes efaxing so much more practical than a traditional faxing system.

How do I get EFax?

Online faxing services are offered by several different companies, with different packages available. If you are planning on doing a lot of faxing, you will need to ensure that your package allows enough incoming and outgoing faxes. You will also need to decide what type of fax number you need. If you are using it for business purposes, you may wish to choose a free fax number.

There is often a free trial offered, after which time there will be a monthly subscription. You may also have the option to send a test fax to your email address, so you can try the service before signing up. Before signing up for a free trial, it is advisable to check that the company is genuine as some free trials may be an attempt to download malware onto your computer. The company can easily be checked out by performing an internet search.

Independent websites can be very useful for comparing products. You can find reviews and ratings on the different services, which include information on aspects such as speed, quality and customer service. However, do always take such reviews with a pinch of salt. As customers are never obliged to write a review, the views expressed in these comments may not be representative of total customer experiences.

In summary:
  • Faxes can be sent to an email address, rather than to a fax machine
  • Free trials are often available
  • You can use independent sites to compare providers
  • There are many different services to choose from, so you will need to ensure that the package you choose meets your needs.