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Sending Fax by computer.


westgolf

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I want to send some faxes via computer. Can anyone please suggest a free software programme that is simple to use.

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Woolwell

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Is the computer connected to the phone line (not broadband but modem) as well? Otherwise you will require to send fax via broadband.

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westgolf

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Hi there, PC is connected by ethernet cable to modem.Tiscali ISP.

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Woolwell

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Therefore you will need to send via broadband and will need a provider for this. A google search will bring up ways to do it. I haven't done it personally so cannot recommend one.

An alternative is to scan the fax document and send it as an e-mail attachment.

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mgmcc

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If you want to send and receive faxes regularly, the PC needs a dialup "faxmodem" of the type widely used before broadband. These are available as USB devices and your version of Windows may already have fax capability built in.

Fax cannot be sent directly with a broadband modem because it runs as a dialled phone call from one fax machine (or PC emulating a fax machine) to another, not via the internet.

If you do need to send via the internet, you need to use a web-based service that will accept your fax message and then send it to a conventional fax machine.

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mgmcc

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There are also Email to Fax services, but these are generally either paid-for or free with an advertising cover sheet.

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