Fax Resources

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

How to – our “how to” guides on fax technology.

Frequently Asked Questions – our collection of answers to questions we frequently get asked.

Glossary – definitions of terms and phrases frequently used in the fax world.

Fax Technology

Fax machines – our starting page for fax machines – everything from news and reviews to how to guides and repair instructions.

Online Fax – web-based systems for sending and receiving faxes.

Fax Modems – computer hardware that can be used to connect a computer to the phone network, enabling the ability to send and receive faxes.

Fax Software – software that can be used for sending and receiving faxes from a computer platform.

Fax History

History of Faxing and Transmission of Printed Material – the history of fax from 1843 to present day.

Fultograph – 1920’s invention to transmit image data over radio.

Pantelegraph – Early Fax machine capable of sending images over telegraph lines.

Telautograph – Early Fax Machine capable of transmitting handwriting and across distances.

Biographies of Fax Inventors – Profiles and Personalities of the people who invented fax machine technology, including fax notables Alexander Bain and Givoanni Caselli.

Fax scams and attacks

Junk Faxes, Black Faxes, and Other Scams – our listing of vulnerabilities and problems in the fax world.

Black Fax – Prank or attack used to disable (either temporarily or permanently) a fax machine from a remote location.

Junk Fax – Fax spam and advertising and how to deal with it.