Online fax (Internet fax) refers to sending a document using the internet. The types of online faxing include;
1.) Email Fax (Fax to Email):
This is whereby one uses their email to send faxes and one requires a subscription to an online fax service. Sending the faxes is done by attaching files from one’s computer to the Email of the person intended to get the faxes. Once the online faxing service receives the email, it is changed to a fax format and sent to the person who is supposed to be receiving the fax. The moment the service receives one’s fax number, it converts the fax into a PDF file and then afterwards one is notified about it.
2.) Web-Based Fax:
With web-based fax, one just chooses the document one wishes to send, makes a decision on a cover page, types the recipient’s fax number and then presses send and it’s done. It’s as easy as that. What’s more, one may even do this for free if he or she has either one or two pages only to send.
3.) PC to Fax:
Here, the PC uses one’s analog telephone line to send out the faxes.
4.) Personal online fax:
This allows one to send faxes using intranet and it also enables one to send short documents which are about three pages long. Some of the companies that offer this service include GotFreeFax and FaxXero.
5.) Stand-alone fax:
This is very helpful to businesses and individuals who have no need of the entire fax service but only a fax number. Rapidfax, MYfax and eFax are some of the companies that offer this service.
6.) Voice over IP:
For fast growing businesses, this is the right service to choose since it has many communication features, example, call waiting, voice mail, etc. Companies that provide such are RingCentral and Nextive among others.