How to send a fax quickly? There used to be no good answer to that question, but today, you can send a fax from your phone or laptop computer with ease. All it takes is an ordinary email account, and your third-party fax service will be able to turn any documents you send into faxes that can go to any fax machine in the world. The whole thing can be done in just seconds. Here's how:

How to Send a Fax Quickly With Your Phone or Laptop

Open Your Email Account

You can use Hotmail, Outlook, or Gmail to work with aFax services. If you don't already have an email account with one of these services, go ahead and sign up now. They all offer apps that will work on your computer or phone, and it's possible you may even have a Gmail account that you're not using if you regularly use other Google Drive services.

Sending your fax will be as simple and seamless as sending an email. However, it's essential to understand that your email server cannot send a fax for you and does not offer a faxing service. They can't without setting up a separate service, actually, because faxes must be transmitted over telephone lines. This protocol is established by the International Telecommunications Union, which are in charge of faxing standards internationally. You'll need a third-party fax service like aFax.

Connect Your Email With Your Fax Service

This is not a difficult step. Once you have signed up for a free trial with aFax, you simply input the email information and click a button. Now your email is connected to your fax service, and you are ready to go.

Open a New Email and Address It

All you have to do to send a fax is open up your email as if you were ready to compose a new email. In the address line, you're going to put the telephone number of the fax machine you want to send to. Remove all the special characters from this telephone number, so you won't need any parentheses, dashes, or plus symbols.

Then, follow your telephone number with the suffix of the aFax service, which is This ensures your fax gets sent to your fax service so that it can be transmitted. The address that you will have in your address line will look something like this:

Sending Internationally

If you're sending an international fax, you just have to remember to add the country code and area code, if required, before the telephone number of your recipient. You still don't need any special characters, and unlike when you make an international phone call, you won't need the dial-out number for the United States.

So, for example, if you're sending a fax to Paris, you'd add the country code 33 and then the area code 1 for Paris, followed by the standard eight-digit number for French telephone lines. That means your fax address line would look like this:

Choose a Template or Cover Letter and Send

The final step is to send your fax, and you can put a cover letter on it by using one of the provided templates or by putting whatever you want to say into the subject line of your email. Then all you have to do is hit the send button, and your fax is on its way.

You can send a fax to multiple recipients at once by just putting several addresses into the address line. Your fax service will send you a text message when the fax has been sent, and this won't take more than about five minutes.

Simple: so why not try one today? Send a fax quickly from your computer or phone with aFax.