Frequently Asked Questions

LAST UPDATE: March 18th, 2019

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

Can you fax without a landline?

Do you need a phone line to fax?

Will a fax go through after business hours?

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?

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 full form of fax?