By Matt Gerchow
I was trying to setup this up a few months ago. It was a little tricky, so thinking others might struggle with it, I built this site.
Okay, here's Google fax in 6 easy steps.
Step 1 Grab an email address from Gmail.com. Chances are you already have one.
Step 2 Choose on online fax company to manage your faxes.
For a limited time, RingCentral lets you try it free for 30-days before you commit to anything.
A couple of clicks from now, your faxes (and emails and voice messages) can be funneled to just one location, your gmail. Life can be simpler with a virtual, one-stop message center.
Number 3. While logged into Gmail, click on the Compose Mail button on the left hand side.
Number 4. Attach a file, a picture or any other type of document to the email. You may also type your message in the email body if you like.
Number 5. Where you would normally add the email address, enter your destination fax number followed by the fax companies private email domain.
For example, if you were using eFax, you would enter the fax number like this.
Number 6. Click the Send Mail button and you’re finished.
Okay, you have officially sent your first Google fax.
Before I go, there’s one more thing I want to touch on. You probably have heard that there are free fax numbers available online. Prior to writing this article I tried many of the free sites. All of them seemed to have a catch.
Ads on your cover letter, 2 page limits, 1 fax a day, send and no receive or receive and no send. Lots of limitations with no real solution.
At this time, there is not a fax service that will allow you to send and receive a fax through Gmail, for free.
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Every month, thousands of people end up right where you are, looking to get their gmail account setup to fax.
No worries, we can get you setup in the next few minutes. It’s easy.
Okay, so we have to define a few terms.
Gmail is an email service brought to you by Google.
An Online Fax Number is a virtual phone number that you can send and receive your faxes with.
Over the past few years, several of the online fax companies have added the ability for you to send and receive faxes using your web-based email account. Gmail is fully on board with this technology.
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