How to send faxes from PC: Unbelievable but true, many public administration offices and many companies still prefer to use an outdated vehicle like the fax rather than the more practical emails. It is a reality we are forced to deal with every day, but luckily there is no need to buy a fax or spend money on stationery to use this means of communication: any PC and an Internet connection are enough.
The rest think of the very useful online services, such as those I am about to tell you about today, which allow you to send faxes over the Internet at no cost by typing the text directly or using PDF and TIFF files as an attachment. They work with all national numbers (and in some cases also with international ones) and do not require the installation of software or plugins on the PC.
Yes, you read that right! The services in question work from all the main navigation programs without requiring additional software, they are completely in Italian and to use them all you need to do is face a quick free registration. At this point I think there is nothing else to add: take a few minutes of free time and find out immediately how to send faxes from PC thanks to the information you find below!
How to send PC faxes for free
Let’s get straight to the point and see how to fax from pc for free taking advantage of some useful services for the purpose. Some of these are free only for short periods, still others are always free, but the unlocking of some features and the elimination of certain limits present in their free versions requires the subscription of a subscription. In any case, you will find all the details in the next lines.
The first solution that I want to offer you is HelloFax. If you have never heard of it before, this is a service for sending faxes from your PC that is free of charge, but allows you to send documents of up to 5 pages: to send a greater number and take advantage of all the others its functions, you need to subscribe, which starts at $ 9.99 / month, or pay $ 0.99 per fax with up to 10 pages and $ 0.20 for each “extra” page sent. Faxes sent with this service are usually delivered within a few hours and are not marked with watermarks or advertisements of any kind.
To use HelloFax, go to his sign up page and register through your account Google or your account Dropbox, by clicking on the corresponding buttons and providing the access data to the chosen account. Otherwise, register with yours email addresstaking care to write it in the appropriate text field and clicking on the button Create an account.
Once this is done, click on link that has been sent to the e-mail address associated with the account with which you have decided to register – or to the e-mail address with which you have decided to register – and, in the new page opened, indicates the password to be associated with your HelloFax account. Next, click on the button Go on and click on the item No, thanks, I’m fine.
Once you have completed the registration process, you can start using HellFax. Then click on the button Send a fax placed in the center of the page and then click on the button Upload fileso as to select i papers you want to upload or, if you prefer, drag them to the wording Drag and drop files here (always on the page you are on).
After uploading the documents to send via HelloFax, click the button Fill in and sign bottom place add signatories, fields for signature, fields with automatic fillingand any other elements of your interest and then click on the button Forwardlocated at the top right.
Finally, specify the recipient’s fax number or email address, using the text field next to the wording Fax number or email addressclick the buttons Send document And Send with HelloSign to complete the procedure.
I report the availability of the service also as free extension for Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Edge), should that interest you.
Another solution you can turn to is Faxapp which, unlike HelloFax, mentioned in the previous chapter, it’s not free. You can test its features for a period of 10 days and, once finished, you need to subscribe for a subscription starting at $ 5 / month: this plan allows you to send 50 pages and receive an unlimited number of files. FaxApp applies an advertisement at the end of the documents sent. The delivery of the documents takes place within a maximum of a couple of hours.
To try FaxApp for free, go to his main pageclick on the button Try it 10 days for free at the top right and provide the information requested (email address, username And password), by filling in the form proposed on the screen. Next, choose the Area code that you are going to set up for your virtual fax number and click on the button Go on.
Once this is done, click on link that you received at the e-mail address with which you decided to register for FaxApp, go to your account again and send your first fax through the service. Then click on the item Send a fax present in the sidebar located on the right and click on the button attached to the wording Document.
Finally, load the file to be sent (a PDF file, a Microsoft Office document or images with a maximum weight of 25 MB), specify in the appropriate text field the recipient number to send the document to and click the button Send fax, to forward everything. It wasn’t difficult, was it?
Another service that can come in handy for sending faxes from your computer is eFax (formerly known as MyFax). Also in this case we find ourselves in the presence of a free solution for a limited period of time: after a 14-day demo, to continue using it you have to pay a subscription that starts at 7.99 euros / month. During the free trial, you can send and receive up to 30 pages of faxes. eFax, like all the other services I have selected for this tutorial, does not apply commercial writings and watermarks to the documents sent and the latter are sent within a few hours.
To use it, you need to go to the eFax home page, by clicking on the link I gave you in the previous paragraph, click on the button Start faxing right away and select the country of your interest (eg. Italy) from the menu In which country do you want a fax number?. Once this is done, select your city via the menu Choose a cityindicates the fax number to book (it will be yours only after the account has been verified and as long as you keep the latter active) and click on the button Go on.
Then indicate the requested data (first name, email address And telephone number), using the form that appeared on the screen, click on the button Go on located at the bottom of the page and then specify yours billing addressthe data of the terms of payment you intend to use (by deactivating a subscription before the trial you will not receive any charge) and press the button Activate located below.
At this point you will receive a message to the email address you provided earlier, which contains the information necessary for activating your account: be quick to provide the required documents, as if you do not do so within 10 days the account it will be deleted automatically and definitively.
Once you have completed activating your eFax account, go to service login pagewrite your access data in the appropriate form and click on the button Log In to log in. Now you are finally ready to send the fax: click on the button SEND FAXspecify in the appropriate text fields i recipient dataL’object of the fax, the message, and so on. To conclude, click on the button Choose file (below), choose the document to fax and then click the button Send Fax ►.
If you want to cancel a subscription before the free trial ends, remember to go to Update Account> Billingclick on the link Delete account and follow the instructions on the screen to proceed with the cancellation of the account.