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How to send a fax: The fax it is a means of communication now considered obsolete, but some companies continue to use it to receive contracts, requests and other communications from customers and suppliers. You know this well, and in fact now you find yourself with the need to send a fax but you don’t have the right equipment at home.

What if I told you that this is not a problem, as it is possible to do it even from your computer or smartphone device, simply by using the appropriate online services? That’s right! There are several online services that allow you to send faxes without using a fax machine or multifunction printer. Just connect to them, write the message to send (or select an existing file), indicate the recipient number and that’s it.

These are therefore solutions accessible to all and extremely simple to use, even for those who – a bit like you – do not consider themselves exactly an expert in IT and new technologies. How do you say? What are you particularly interested in? Then take a few minutes of free time and read this guide dedicated to the subject. Find everything explained below.

How to send a fax from your PC

If you agree, let’s get straight to the point and see how to send a fax from your pc for free taking advantage of some useful online services for this purpose (some are actually paid, but it is possible to try them for free for short periods).

HelloFax

A first service that I bring to your attention is HelloFax, whose free version allows you to send documents no longer than 5 pages. To eliminate this limit and access all the other functions of the service, you need to take out a subscription starting from 9.99 euros / month. Faxes are sent within a few hours and no commercial references are imprinted on the documents.

After going to the HelloFax home pageregister with your account Googleyour account Dropboxor yours email address and click on the button Go on. Then validate the account by clicking on the link you receive via e-mail to the address used for registration and, in the new page that opens in the browser at this point, provide the password to associate with your HelloFax account, click the button Go on and click on the wording No, thanks, I’m fine.

After the registration procedure, click on the item Send a fax at the top left, click on the button Send a fax located in the center of the opened page and press the button Upload filein such a way as to select i papers to send.

Once the upload is complete, click on the button Forward at the top right, indicates who the i am is signatories of the fax providing their names And e-mail addresses and click on the button Forward. Otherwise, if you are thesole signatoryclick on the appropriate wording to continue.

In conclusion, print (if you want) initials, signatures and anything else in the document to be sent, or jump this operation by clicking on the appropriate wording and, when you are ready, send the document indicating in the appropriate text field the fax number or email address of the recipient and clicking on the buttons Send document And Send with HelloSign.

MyFax

MyFax

MyFax is another solution you can turn to to send and receive faxes. It is subject to a fee: after a one-month trial, during which it is possible to send 2 faxes per day (maximum 150 pages) and receive documents no longer than 200 pages, it costs 13 euros / month. The delivery of the documents takes place within a couple of hours and these are not marked with watermarks or various promotional messages. Please note that MyFax is also available as an app for Android (also on alternative stores for devices without Google services) or iOS / iPadOS (further on you will also find explained how to use it).

To use MyFax, go to yours main pageclick on the button Start your free trial located at the top right and select the country of your interest (eg. Italy) via the menu In which country do you want a fax number?. Then specify the city you want to set up using the menu Choose a city and click on the button Go on.

Now, in the appropriate text fields, indicate yours first nameyour email address and the data of the credit card, so as to activate the free trial (you will be charged only if you do not deactivate the trial before the automatic renewal). Next, specify thebilling addressyour telephone number and click on the button Activate at the bottom of the page. Now follow the instructions that are given to you via email to validate the account (if you do not do so in the manner and within the times provided for by the service, the profile will be closed).

Now, go to the MyFax login pagelog in to the account you created earlier (by entering your login details) and click on the button Log In. Finally, click the button Send faxfill out the form you see on the screen, taking care to indicate the telephone number of the fax recipient and the various sender data (using the appropriate boxes), click on the button Choose file and, after selecting the file to upload and send, press the button Send fax.

In case you want to deactivate your subscription before the free trial expires, click on the button Update account present on the main page of your account, click on the items Billing> Cancel My Account and follow the instructions you see on the screen to complete the operation.

Faxapp

Faxapp

Didn’t the services for sending a fax that I have already talked about thrilled you in a particular way? So before finally throwing in the towel take a look at Faxapp. This is another service capable of satisfying the need in question without problems. Its use is subject to a fee, but can be tried without spending a cent and without the obligation to provide credit card data for a period of 10 days. The basic plan allows the sending of 50 pages and allows you to receive an unlimited number of documents for 3.75 euros / month.

To activate the trial version of Faxapp, connected to its home page using the link I provided you a moment ago and click on the button Try it 10 days for free located at the top right. Then fill out the registration form providing your e-mail address, username and password, select the Area code you want for your virtual fax number and click on Go on.

Once the operation is complete, authenticate your account by clicking on link verification received via e-mail (if you cannot find the message in your inbox, take a look at the spam) and send your first fax by selecting the item Send a fax from the sidebar on the right.

On the page that is shown to you at this point, click on the button located under the item Documentselect the file to fax, type the recipient number in the appropriate text field and presses on Send fax to forward the document.

Please note that for sending your faxes you can choose PDF files, Microsoft Office documents and images with a maximum weight of 25 MB. At the end of the faxes sent, a promotional page is delivered.

How to send a fax from your mobile

MyFax

If you have come to this guide to find out how to send a fax from your mobileyou can act from the browser, taking advantage of the online services I told you about in the previous chapters or take advantage of ad hoc applications, such as MyFaxthe official app of the homonymous service whose operation I have already explained to you.

This solution is available for Android (also on alternative stores, for devices without Play Store) and for iOS / iPadOS. Like its online counterpart, it is not free: in this case it is not even possible to take advantage of its 30-day trial, but you must immediately sign up for a subscription, which in this case starts at 9.99 euros / week or 19.99 euro / month or, again, from 49.99 euro / year. Therefore, I invite you to use the app only if you are actually sure that you are using the service.

After installing and starting MyFax on your device, press the button twice consecutively Forward present in its welcome screen and grant it the necessary permissions to function. After that, press the button (+) located at the bottom right, select the item Scan Document (to scan a document on the spot) or Add Photos (to upload a photo of a document that you have already saved locally).

Once you have chosen the document you are interested in, click on the button Forwardpossibly apply a filter (eg. B&N, Greyscaleetc.) and tap the button again Forward. Now, from the menu Send to (top left), select the prefix of the fax number to send the document to and enter the recipient’s number in the adjacent text field.

Once this is done, press on the barrel Sendselect one of the subscription options from those available and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the activation of a subscription and then send the fax.

If you stop using the service, remember to deactivate a subscription on your mobile phone: if you don’t know how to deactivate subscriptions on Android and iOS / iPadOS, read the guides in which I explain how to do it.

How to send a fax from the printer

Fax

You would like to know how to fax from the printer? If you have a printer with fax support, all you have to do is connect it to the telephone line and configure it appropriately.

For more information, I refer you to reading the article in which I explain in detail how to send a fax from the printer, in which I explain how to send a fax from the HP printer and from printers of other brands.