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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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...
How Do Incoming Faxes Work With Internet Fax?
Oct 1, 2013 - Q: How would I receive faxes if I have an Internet fax number. Through email? A: Great question. Unlike using a fax machine, Internet fax gives you options, even when it comes to receiving faxes. Your choices include receiving faxes in your email account, your online Internet fax dashboard or bot...
Can I Use Multiple Fax Numbers with One Internet Fax Account?
Sep 11, 2013 - Q: Can you have multiple fax numbers for different departments and control to which users have access to each fax number? Also, can you set up different users with different cover pages? A: Internet fax not only helps you efficiently cut down on paper-waste and office clutter, but it can also he...
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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