How to Send from Email to Fax in Three Easy Steps

Remember what you used to do to send a fax? You had to print and load the document first. Dial up and wait for connection. Then kick the machine when it sent you an error message or jammed the paper!

Happily, the virtual fax has arrived, and faxing these days is as easy as sending an email. You don’t even have to get out of your seat.

Here are the three simple steps involved in sending from email to fax with a provider like mBox. Once you’ve opened an outgoing email message:

  1. Enter the recipient’s fax number in the To: field, followed by @efaxsend.com.
  2. Attach the selected file that you want to fax to the outgoing email message.
  3. Press Send.

And that’s it! However, there’s plenty more information which can maximise the benefits of an online faxing account like mBox Plus, helping you unlock its full potential.

Everything you need to know about sending from email to fax

  • Cover pages. The body of the email works as your cover page. If you would like to include a tailored cover page, just enter the text in the body of the email message.
  • Sending overseas. When sending overseas, remember that you need the country code followed by area code and fax number. You can find a complete list of country codes on the mBox website.
  • Successful sending. A Send Confirmation Receipt will be sent to your email address confirming successful transmission. You can also log in to your account and view your online activity, including all sent and received faxes.
  • Resending. Your fax can be resent if necessary. Just find it in your sent items, and send again.
  • Cost of faxing. If you’re sending to a remote location and want to know the cost of your fax, you can use the mBox online calculator. This will tell you the cost in Australian or New Zealand dollars, based on both location and size of document.

Your mobile device becomes your office

Why wait to return to your office to fax? Now you can send faxes via your smartphone, tablet or laptop. As well as sending from an email account, you can also fax from a web browser, or use the eFax messenger app for the ultimate in smartphone convenience.

  • From the web. This is a means of sending faxes through your mBox Plus account. All you do is log in, click Send A Fax, and select the country code – and area code if relevant – of the number you wish to send to. Enter name and company of the recipient with subject and cover page message, then attach your document and send. Faxes sent from the web cannot be resent.
  • Through the eFax Messenger app. First of all you need the free download from the mBox website. Then double-click the Compose Fax icon which appears on your desktop, and enter the contact information following the prompts. Attach documents, then send. Resending faxes via eFax Messenger is a little different to resending by email. You’ll need to open eFax Messenger, and follow the prompts before resending.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a free mBox 30-day trial, and find out what you’ve been missing.