Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Fax QuestionsSending and Receiving

Sending a fax

Where can I send a fax?

How do I send a fax?

Receiving a fax

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

Computer Faxing

Computers

How do I fax from a computer?

Mobile & Wireless

How can I fax wirelessly?

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

Windows

How do I fax from Windows XP?

How do I fax from Windows Vista?

How do I fax from Windows 7?

How do I fax from Windows 8 & 8.1?

How do I fax from a Windows phone or tablet?

Linux & Android

How do I fax from a Linux computer?

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

Apple

How do I fax with an Apple OS X computer?

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

 

Other

How can I fax from a Blackberry?

Online & Email faxing

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)?

Getting a Fax Number

How do I get a fax number?

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?

International Faxing

How do I dial an international fax?

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?

Definitions and Terms

What is “fax” short for?

What is the past tense of “fax”?