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Different Ways to Receive Faxes as Emails

written by: Melanie Bremner•edited by: Ginny Edwards•updated: 9/9/2010

Many times in work at play, we wish we could receive faxes no matter where we are. With the use of faxmail services, we can now receive faxes as emails regardless of whether we are near a fax machine or not. Not only can you receive email faxes in a variety of different formats, it is a safe method.

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    Different Ways to Receive Faxes as Emails

    There is no doubt about the fact that we live in a technological time. While not everyone may find the need to go out and purchase a fax machine, surely most people who are familiar with the internet have an email account. With companies such as Yahoo, Google/Gmail, and Hotmail offering free accounts, it is easier than ever before to sign up for one. The ability to be able to access your email at any time from anywhere in the world also adds to the benefits one gets with an email account. Did you know that you can receive faxes as emails? Think of how quickly you could receive important documents while on the go, no need to make sure a fax is hooked up, and has paper, you can receive your important documents and file it away in a folder on your desk or email account for future reference.

    The following article will show you some of the different ways to receive faxes as emails regardless of what age you are or where you live in the world.

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    There are certain companies that you can pay for that will allow you to receive faxes as emails or otherwise known as faxmail. Most of these services work in the same way using pdf or TIFF (a graphics file) formats which can then be opened easily in your email program. You then have the option to read, print or delete the fax email when you are done.

    With the many benefits and features included with a service that allows you to receive faxes to increase productivity, there is no reason why both individuals and businesses should not get started with a service today.

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    Benefits and Features of Using Faxmail Services

    Some of the benefits are features you can find with a faxmail service are:

    -fax by email using several file formats which include pdf, jpg, bmp, html, text files, MS Word, Excel, and more.

    -you can use multiple email accounts

    -You can have multiple users

    -your own toll free fax number or local service

    -junk fax filters

    -send, receive, forward and view faxes from the web

    -it is friendly to the environment due to the lack of paper, toner, and fax machines

    -guaranteed to never be busy

    -with most services you receive a 1 year storage option so you never need worry about losing a fax again

    -there is much more privacy and security available with a faxmail service than sending faxes alone

    -you can schedule a fax to go out immediately or at a specific time

    -you have the choice of multiple ways to send and receive faxes as emails using your own email account or their website

    -you can send a fax to up to 50 email accounts at the same time

    -send attachments like you would with an ordinary email message

    -if you find that you need to send or receive more pages that the package you have signed up for, you can just pay an additional price for the time needed with no need to upgrade

    -will auto resend up to 6 times if not successful with the first try, will give you a confirmation when successful, you can customize a cover letter with your company logo for when sending out faxes, receive faxes as emails at any time of day or night regardless of where you live.

    Continue to page 2 to read about some of the top rated faxmail services.

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    The Convenience of Receiving Faxes as EmailsThis page details a list of the top fax services that offer faxes as emails. Many business owners now a days spend a good deal of time on the road, with the ability to receive faxes as emails or on their mobile devices, they can save time and respond to important faxes without delay.
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    Top Rated Faxmail Services

    The top rated faxmail services that have been proven reliable and trustworthy are:

    SRFax(Canadian)

    This service offers a free 30 day trial period. You have your choice of 5 different plans ranging in price from $8.95 a month for the Ultra Lite package which allows 100 faxes and send 50, to the large Business Plan for $39.95 a month with 800 faxes received and 400 sending capacity. There is also a pre-paid plan for .25 per fax either sent or received which is paid yearly at $48.00

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    Ring Central Fax(U.S.A)

    For $7.99 a month, you can send and receive 300 faxes per month. Get instant fax notifications for your phone and other mobile devices. Best in security features and an easy to use interface. Also offers a 30 day trial.

    My Fax(Canada and the U.S.A)

    Plenty of different files formats for both sending and receiving. Top security features and a faxing program that will work with most commonly used Windows applications. Just $10 a month with a 30 day trial.

    Rapid Fax(U.S.A)

    The price is just $9.95 a month with many of the same features and benefits as those services listed above. This is one of the best companies for customer service and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They too offer a 30 day trial of their service.

    Image Credit: SRFax

    http://www.srfax.com/srf/How_It_Works.php

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    Once you have signed up for one of these faxmail services, you will be given a toll free number of your own to give out to those who would like to send you a fax. The phone number will then convert the fax received into a digital file so you can receive faxes by email and be able to open, read, print off or save to your computer or in your email folders as you choose. The use of a faxmail service is becoming one of the most affordable and time saving options for individuals, work at home folks or big corporations alike as more and more business is conducted online and around the world.