Frequently Asked Questions

LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018

Frequently Asked Fax QuestionsSending a fax

Where can I send a fax?

How do I send a fax?

What does it mean when there is “no answer” to a fax?

How long does it take to send a fax?

How much does it cost to send a fax?

How to get through to a busy fax machine

Receiving a fax

How do I receive a fax without a fax machine or land-line phone?

Does someone have to answer a fax?

How do you answer a fax?

Computer Faxing

How do I fax from a computer?

How do I fax from Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, or Windows Phone or Tablet?

How do I fax with an Apple OS X computer?

How do I fax from a Linux computer?

Smartphone faxing

How can I fax wirelessly?

How can I fax with a smartphone (or tablet)?

Can you use a cell phone to send a fax?

How do I fax from an Android phone (or tablet)?

How do I fax from an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch)?

How can I fax from a Blackberry?


Online & Email

How can I email a fax?

How can I fax to an email address?

How can I fax a PDF?

How can I fax from Google and Gmail?

How can I fax from Microsoft Office (including Outlook)?

Fax Numbers

How do I get a fax number?

How many digits are there in a fax number?

What is an example of a fax number?

Do you dial ‘1’ when sending a fax?

What happens when you call a fax number?

How much does a fax line cost?

What does the plus symbol in a fax number mean?

Fax Machines

How do I use a fax machine?

How do I clear a paper jam in a fax machine?

Do I put the paper in a fax machine face up or face down?

How does a fax machine work?

Why won’t my fax machine work with my VoIP phone line?

How do I fax double sided?

How many pages can be faxed at once?

How to cancel a fax?

How do I send a fax from a printer?

Why do fax machines have phones?

How does a fax machine store information?

What is the best font for fax?

Dialing and fax numbers

How do I dial an international fax?

How many rings should I set my fax machine for?

Can I have phone and fax on the same line?

What is the difference between a phone number and a fax number?

How do I find my fax number?

Can you have a fax number without a landline?

How do I know if I have a VoIP phone line or traditional POTS line?

Can you send a fax using WiFi?

Why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

History & Issues

Where can I find a history of fax?

Where can I find biographies of people who invented fax technology?

Why is faxing still used?

I’m receiving junk faxes – what should I do about them?

Who administers fax transmission standards?

How do I know if my fax was completed?

Definitions and Terms

What is “fax” short for?

What is the past tense of “fax”?

What is the word for fax in different languages?

Is “fax” a word?

What is the full form of fax?