If you are so busy that you have no time to drop documents at your fax machine, worry no more, Gmail can send it for you. Fortunately, you have internet all over the office, and you only need a few minutes to send a fax from Gmail. Read on to learn how to do this without a fax machine.
Send a Fax via Gmail
Currently, Google does not allow users to send or receive faxes through Gmail as it lacks a built-in feature to support the function. However, you can create fax through other online services, such as MyFax, eFax, FaxZero, and GotFreeFax, and send it by Gmail.
Check whether your preferred service supports faxing by Gmail and follow the steps below.
- Open the Gmail app
- Click “Compose” at the top.
- Enter the recipient’s fax number in the “To” field. Remember to include the fax provider’s domain and the area code.
For example, if you want to send an eFax to 3-314-664-8675, enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Add contents and attach files. Note that the content must be in the attached file in the TXT, PDF, JPG, or DOC format.
Feel free to attach multiple documents as Fax services combine the files’ content once they send the fax.
- Since traditional fax messages include a cover letter, we recommend including one in the message body, although this is optional.
- Double-check the contents.
- Click “Send.”
Now, your fax is sent, and you should receive a confirmation in the server’s interface.
Be sure to use the same email to sign up for fax-by-email service and send the fax. Otherwise, the transmission may be rejected.