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Fax software

Discussion in 'Software' started by The_Geek, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    Does anyone know of a software that will allow your machine to send a fax without having a modem installed? My machine currently does not have a modem installed and even if it did I would have to run a 30' phone cable down the hall as this room doesn't have a phone jack.

    I'm seeing a growing trend on the job search sites where you can no longer email a resume, they want you to fax it in now.
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Isn't that going backwards?

    I mean, first there was the Phone, then the fax, and then the email. Now we're going back to the Fax? Whats next, the Postal Service! :eek:

    In a more serious note, no, I don't know of any. 8)
     
  3. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Take a look at this online service. It's the only thing I could find.
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Wonder if THIS may help. :D
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Personally I would just get a cheap internal fax/data modem and a 30' extension cable. You would only need to plug the cable in when you needed to send a fax.

    The fax over IP solutions may sound good but from my experience with Skype's VoIP service, the communication quality isn't always as good as you would need. Faxing requires a very good clean and clear end to end connection or you will get errors galore! Plus these fax over IP services are not free, 20 bucks a year for the cheapest after the fee demo period expires. You could probably by a modem for that!
     
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  6. dotnetms

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    i recall there was a tpc.int fax free service that sends text
    faxes only, not sure if that still works, else try the fax
    online services that doesnt require u to have a modem.
    google fax online services.

    John
     
  7. mufftak

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    We use this company at work http://www.facsys.com/
    Delivers Fax to Outlook......Excellent But no I have no idea how much it costs the organisation?:rolleyes:


    Muff
     
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  8. Dosh

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    Like Facsys, there are a few other companies that offer the ability to Fax through email. As far as the cost it is relatively cheap, atleast with the service the last company I worked for had. It worked something like this. For the sake of not knowing what else to call it, I'll call it e-fax. You set up an account through the e-fax service. They will give you a "fax" number. When you want to send a fax you send it as an attachment to the faxnumber of your choice @e-faxservice.com (e.g. 1234567890@e-fax.com) If I remember what the company was called I will update this post.

    ~Brad

    P.S. The service was Easylink. www.easylink.com but by googling email faxing you'll find tons. The cheapest I was was for about $5 USD setup and $2 USD per month
     
  9. Keimos

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    Hi The_Geek,

    There is stuff around but think about it.

    Doc - Copy - Fax, Scanner (your two options)

    Most good scanners will have a copy to email mode or fax mode.

    For fax you need a phone line - full stop

    For a scanner copy, you can send it as an email attachment or as a fax

    think about it.
     
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  10. sparkyelectric

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    yeah i have an all-in-one fax copier scanner, connected to this laptop.

    myproblem is , ive double checked everything like the booklet /manual said to for eting up the fax and on the laptop wizard. everything pointsto my fax being set up perfectly, yet i still cant recieve fax or send them. It dials the number then beeps with message number unatainable. I dont get it.

    Do i have to contact my phone line provider in order to get a special nmber or something?
    i know it may silly, ive worked with fax al my life but ive never set one up.lol

    HELP
     
  11. wagnerk
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    There's efax and they offer a free trial.

    -Ken
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    No special numbers needed Spark, a standard group 3 fax just uses a normal telephone line. If you are getting a number unobtainable in the display, try dialing the number using a normal phone.. you should hear the fax at the other end answer with a series of long beeps. If that is what you hear, then for some reason the fax modem inside your multi-function fax/copy/scanner isnt perfomring a proper handshake.. this is the series of complex beeps and tones that faxes use to establish the fastest possible transmission. The fact that it is dialing leads me to belive that you have set it up correctly.
     
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