Faxing over the internet

  BigMan24 23:14 06 Jan 05

Hi folks,

I don't know if this might be a silly question, but I was wondering if it is possible to fax over the internet.

I don't really know that much about faxing but isn't it really just the same as scanning a document then emailing it to someone?

Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated!


  AubreyS 23:25 06 Jan 05

Yes. you will need some fax software, i.e. Mighty Fax click here or something like that. You can't fax over broadband, only dial-up.

  BigMan24 23:39 06 Jan 05

"You can't fax over broadband, only dial-up."

is this just from this software or is it not possible to fax using broadband?

and if this is the case do u know why?


  TomJerry 23:45 06 Jan 05

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I have to say, I have never used any of those.

  Stuartli 09:05 07 Jan 05

If you have Windows there is a built-in fax program - in earlier versions it was Windows Messaging, installed using Awfax.exe and wms.exe from the OS CD.

In the case of XP, go to Add/Remove Programs and then Add/Remove Components. Select Fax Components.

The Fax Console is very easy to configure and use but you will require dialup to use it; if you have broadband it could be worthwhile to reinstall a modem for this purpose.

Faxes can be sent and received but the system must be on to receive faxes; I therefore use Tiscali's free to the user Fax to E-mail service, but this is only for Tiscali subscribers.

You could set up a PAYG service with Tiscali just for fax purposes or try one of the other fax to e-mail suppliers, although they are getting a bit thin on the ground these days.

  jon2 10:57 07 Jan 05

you can also use Faxmail which allows fax's via email which is free and can be used on broardband

  €dstowe 11:35 07 Jan 05

If you are faxing Internet to Internet than I can't see much point - you may just as well send emails.

I have a Fax setup in my business which is hardly ever used now except for one dinosaur of a client company which refuses to have a computer - how they got a Fax machine, I don't know.

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