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 Matt GerchowMatt 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.