How to fax online: In a world where personal communications are conveyed by tools such as Facebook and WhatsApp, which make immediacy their main strength, the idea of sending a fax appears quite anachronistic. Yet there are situations in which we are forced, in spite of ourselves, to take a leap into the past and adopt the fax as a means of communication to send documents and letters to companies or entities of the Public Administration.
If you too are living in a similar situation and do not have a fax at hand, you may find Web services useful, such as the ones I am about to offer you, which allow you to send faxes online for free (at least within certain limits) using the common ADSL lines. How do they work? Nothing particularly complex, indeed.
All you need to do is register for one of the services in question using your email address and your mobile number (which is often used to validate the user’s identity), then select the document to be sent by fax, for example a PDF file, and wait for the sending of the communication to be completed. For more details, read on.
Fax it is one of the best services for sending faxes over the Internet. Its free plan allows you to send up to 3 faxes per day throughout Italy (except to numbers 800 and 899) for a maximum number of 20 faxes per month. The paid plans start from the one called Starter which for 1.99 euros / month allows you to send 5 faxes per day for a total of 60 faxes per month.
The documents to be sent must be in PDF or TIFF format, a maximum resolution of 200 DPI and a maximum weight of 1MB. Sending is done within a few minutes, even on weekends and public holidays. Furthermore, there are no time limits, you can send faxes even in the middle of the night!
If you want to try Faxalo, connected to the home page of the site, enter your e-mail address in the text field located in the center of the screen and click on the button Send code. A personal code via email that you will need to use as a password to access the service.
For send faxes online with Faxalo, you must therefore connect to the service site, click on the button Log in (located at the top right) and fill in the form that is proposed to you by typing yours email address and the FAXALO code that you received via email.
Once logged in, enter the recipient number of the fax in the appropriate text field, presses the button Choose File / Browseselect the document to send and click on the button Enter. Within a few minutes you should receive the notification message that the document has been sent.
If you find it more convenient, you can also send faxes with Faxalo through a desktop application compatible with Windows 7 and Vista. It is a free program that is installed on your computer and allows you to send faxes without having to go through the browser. Find the link to download it at This Page.
In the Italian panorama of services for sending faxes from the Web, the name of Faxator which with its free plan allows you to send 10 pages per month to all national numbers. Paid plans start at F-100 which at a cost of € 4.90 / month allows you to send 100 pages a month to 25 different countries and to receive faxes online thanks to a virtual national number. Alternatively, you can also choose an offer rechargeable and pay one-off sums for sending a predefined fax number (eg 25 euros for 500 pages).
Returning to the free plan of the service, it is possible to send documents of various kinds (PDF, Office files, etc.) as long as their weight is less than 1MB and they do not have a number of pages greater than 5. L The sending can be scheduled 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, however the actual sending of faxes takes place only from Monday to Friday between 8.00 and 20.00.
To try Faxator, connected to its home page and click on the button Sign in. Then fill out the form that is proposed to you by entering all the required data: name, email address, password and mobile number; select the card Free and presses the button Activate.
At the end of the registration, access your e-mail box, open the message received from Faxator and click on the link it contains to confirm your identity and start sending faxes. How? I’ll explain it to you right away.
To send a fax with Faxator, you must connect to the home page of the service, click on the item reserved area located in the left sidebar and choose whether to ship an existing document (QuickFax attached ) or a text to write “on the fly”, as if it were an email (QuickFax).
In the case of the attached QuickFax, just type the recipient number in the field faxclick on the button Choose File / Browseselect the file to fax and press the button Send the fax. In the case of the “simple” QuickFax, it is sufficient to type in the body of the message to be faxed, then enter the recipient’s number in the appropriate text field and press the button to send. As soon as it has been sent, Faxator sends a notification message via email with a preview of the document sent.
Note: if at the end of the registration you do not receive the confirmation email from Faxalo or Faxator, check your spam folder. It may have mistakenly ended up there instead of in the Inbox.