If you have already been working in an office or any other conventional work setup to earn a living a couple of decades ago, then you have surely come across one of the world's more common corporate fixtures: the fax machine. Fax, short for facsimile, is a kind of technology that makes it possible for people to transmit printed materials from one device to another.
A fax machine would be used to scan an original document, after which it would be converted into a bitmap and then transmitted through a telephone system to a receiving fax machine (connected to a printer) which would then produce a printed copy of the original document. It is considered a simple and convenient way of sending important business communications like documents, contracts, questionnaires and the like — and what's more, the sender of the document will always be able to confirm immediately that the document has been received on the other side.
While fax technology is still used in many office settings across the globe, it's no secret that the system has undergone some revolutionary transformations. For instance, you can now have access to specialized fax services that allow you to both send and receive faxes via email or online, instead of going solely through the conventional fax machine. All you need is a device that can connect to the Internet and, of course, a strong and stable Internet connection, and you will be able to send and receive faxes wherever in the world you may be.
Using fax to email to send a document isn't a complicated process at all. You simply send an email (with your document attached) to your intended recipient's fax number followed by @efaxsend.com. The email will then be sent to the receiver's fax machine and you will get confirmation of the transmission via email.
Receiving those important communications through fax online is quite simple and straightforward as well. It's like opening an email — you will find an email with a PDF, TIF or EFX attachment in the inbox of the email address you have specified.
These online fax services are beneficial for many businesses because they allow for the exchange or distribution of certified or legitimate documents that lead to successful transactions. One of the main reasons why faxing is valued to this day is because it facilitates the exchange of sensitive documents; if such papers were to be sent over the Internet unencrypted, rival companies or individuals with malicious intent could intercept the document or steal its contents. Electronic signatures are also not recognized in some parts of the world, while traditional faxed documents with signatures are accepted. But for evolving departments that do accept digitized signatures, the transformed online fax services allow users to simply drag their digitized signature stamps on documents. Large files (which cannot be sent through email) can also be easily transferred or shared.