The fax is dead... long live the fax. That's what we might say when eulogizing the fax machine. Really, its time has come. The once-ubiquitous fax machine is taking up less and less desk space in fewer and fewer offices. But faxing itself, the actual sending of documents back and forth, is still alive and remains a crucial tool for many businesses. The Internet fax replaces reams of paper with PDF files. Machines are replaced with websites that allow you to send, store, and receive faxes from anywhere. We've used all the Internet fax services below and sorted out the best from the rest.
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Can a Regular Fax Machine Send an Internet Fax?
Aug 12, 2014 - Q: Sometimes I need to send hard documents over fax, but I?d like to get rid of my landline. Would it be possible to use Internet fax with my regular fax machine? Thanks for your question! Yes, it is possible to send an Internet fax using a traditional fax machine, but it?s usually not the [...]
Earth Day: How To Green Your Office With Internet Fax
Apr 22, 2014 - There are plenty of steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint in daily life. Creating a more eco-friendly office environment is one of them. Using a traditional fax machine is a paper-wasting trap. While you can file extra, unwanted faxes away as "scratch-paper," why deal with unnecessar...
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Do I Need To Scan Documents To Use MetroFax?
Nov 25, 2013 - Q: I want to sign up for MetroFax, but how does it work with physical papers? Do I need to scan documents to use MetroFax? A: MetroFax is an excellent choice if you're looking to switch to Internet fax. Your MetroFax number lets you send and receive faxes through the MetroFax online interface or ...
MetroFax vs. Send2Fax: Which Internet Fax Service is Best?
Oct 25, 2013 - MetroFax and Send2Fax are both big names in Internet faxing, but which one is best? There are several factors to consider when choosing the right service for your needs, so we've broken it down for you. Pricing and Plans - with a lower price for a higher page allowance, MetroFax definitely wins t...
The Fax, and Just the Fax
The fax, like everything else, has gone online. Internet fax services offer all the advantages of the physical fax machine while saving time, space, and resources. With an Internet fax service, you won't have a fax machine cluttering up your office, spitting out endless reams of paper. Internet faxing doesn't even require a fax modem; all you need is an Internet connection. All the Internet fax providers we reviewed allow you to send faxes through a web interface or your favorite email program. Some also include dedicated faxing software or custom fax drivers that allow you to send faxes just as you would print a document. Many people ask us whether or not these services are HIPAA compliant. Since the Internet fax companies themselves cannot control where the user sends or receives faxes and information, they cannot state that they are HIPAA compliant. However, most of the services we review follow strict guidelines to meet factors that go into HIPAA compliance.
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