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Many people still use fax as a method of a business communication, which is why it is important to know how to send a fax, not only how to receive one. There are three methods of sending a fax message – using a fax machine, using a computer or using an online fax service (which can be done from a computer or from a smartphone).

    • Sending a Fax using a Fax Machine
    • Sending a Fax using a Computer
    • Sending a Fax using Online Faxing Services

Method 1: Sending a Fax using a Fax Machine

Before you are able to send a fax using a fax machine, you need to make sure the fax machine is fully set up and connected to the landline – you can read more about setting up a fax machine here.

To send a fax with your fax machine you will need to do the following:

  • Place the document to be sent into your document feeder face up (there is an icon showing you the right side
  • Enter the fax number you are sending to, including any international dialing codes if you're sending a message outside of your country (list of dialing codes can be seen here)
  • Press Send button (or Start, or Go, depending on the model used)
  • Wait for the fax to be transmitted to the receiver
  • Wait for the confirmation page – you want to make sure your fax reached the recipient

Method 2: Sending a Fax using a Computer

Most fax machines allow you to send digital documents while connected to a PC. Make sure the the fax machine is connected and that you have a faxing suite that supports your model of fax machine installed.

    • Open the faxing suite connected to your fax machine
    • Find and select the document you want faxed
    • Prepare a cover page
    • Select the Fax option (or Send or Go, depending on suite)
    • Enter the fax number you are sending to
    • Wait for the document to be sent
    • Wait for the confirmation message

Method 3: Online Faxing Services

Online fax services can be used from a Computer, but they can also be used as one of the methods of sending fax messages from a smartphone.

  • Open the program for the Online Fax Service you are using, or log in to their web service
  • Select the document you wish to send
  • Enter the fax number you are sending to
  • Press Send (or Fax or Go)
  • Wait for the document to finish sending
  • Wait for the confirmation message

 

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Matt Gerchow is an author, marketer, inventor, husband, father and yoga enthusiast. He enjoys travel to distant lands , fine wine, time with his family and dinner with friends.

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