How Does iFax Work?

How Does iFax Work in 3 Easy Steps? | Send Fax Online

How to Send a Fax Online

Fax from anywhere at any time! Use your PC, tablet, or smartphone to send and receive fax online.

iFax is a secure, reliable, and easy-to-use online faxing solution. No fax machine. No phone line.

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What is iFax?

iFax is an online fax service for individuals and businesses. It lets you send and receive fax without a phone line and fax machine! No need to search for fax centers nearby. With iFax, you can fax directly from your phone or computer.

To get started, all you need is to select an account or register by email. For receiving faxes, you will also need to set up a fax number. Once your account is all set, you can start sending and receiving fax in multiple ways!

Use iFax to send and receive faxes from a PC, Mac or Mobile

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Click "New Fax" > "Compose Fax".

Enter the recipient's fax number and fill out the required fields
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Attach documents

Click "Add documents" or quickly do it via drag and drop. Click "Send."
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Get real-time updates and notifications.

Monitor the status of your fax message and get notified as soon as it is delivered!

Why Millions of users love using iFax
instead of their fax machines.

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Multi-platform support! Works on Web, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android!

Fax from anywhere. iFax turns your phone or computer into a portable fax machine. Always stay on top of your faxes - the hassle-free way!
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256-bit AES HIPAA compliant

Securely send and receive fax with military-grade 256-bit AES encryption. iFax is also HIPAA and GLBA compliant, a perfect choice for an enterprise fax solution!
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Get notified in real-time!

Download transmission receipts and get real-time status reports. With iFax, you can be sure that your fax will arrive securely - without delay!
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Revolutionary cloud-based faxing at an affordable price!

Fax for as low as 1¢ per page with no setup fee. Upgrade or downgrade anytime with 24/7 human support.

Compose

Compose

Send fax from anywhere using your phone or computer. It's as easy as sending an email!
Attach

Attach

Use the iFax app's built-in scanner tool to scan and attach documents quickly.
Manage

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Seamlessly access and view your fax records from one device to another. Download transmission receipts and get real-time delivery notifications.
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iFax is smooth. Works every time as expected and its aesthetics are on point.

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Hani Ewais
Microsoft
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My work-life is now a paperless reality. I can now send and receive faxes from anywhere.

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Dr. Asad Hussain
BMI Hospital
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I use iFax when traveling abroad. It sends all my faxes promptly and is very reliable. iFax is incredibly user friendly and straight forward to use.

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Anna Vu
Lyft
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I need a secure and dependable cloud faxing service. iFax has proven to be the optimal solution.

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Laurie Foster
Department of Labor & Industries, Washington
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It's incredibly easy to use and reliable. I love how quickly my lab documents are scanned and sent in a secure framework.

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Panos Philandrinos
University of California

Over 20 Million
Faxes

Since 2008

A fax machine for the 21st century!

Enjoy secure cloud-based faxing in today's fast-paced digital world! Manage everything in the cloud while saving on ink and paper. Get your free 7-day trial of iFax Professional and start faxing today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sending and receiving fax online is one of the most secure ways of sending documents that contain sensitive information. Faxes via the internet are given top-notch security features by an online fax service provider. SSL encryption keeps online faxes safe from online attacks and data-privacy breach from third parties. Faxing documents with SSL or secure sockets layer encryption means that data is being transferred into an internet gateway that is being secured by a 128-bit AES data encryption or even higher. You can then safely transmit your documents from your mobile device to the servers of your fax provider.

Online faxing also enables you to store all your documents into a cloud storage facility. This facility is kept secured and there will be no need for you to worry about losing all of your precious documents. Unlike traditional faxing, sent or received faxes can be accessed anytime and anywhere either via a web browser or a fax app like iFax.

Online fax services provide a secure web connection when you send or receive fax through internet fax. On your web app, check if the URL of your online fax provider starts with an HTTPS instead of an HTTP. If it starts with an HTTPS it means that the documents you wish to fax are encrypted and are secure from hacking.

Sending a fax from computer is the same as sending an email. Unlike the traditional fax, sending the fax online can be done anytime, anywhere. All you need to do is open your web browser or any of your faxing apps and like sending an email, the subject line becomes the fax number of your recipient fax machine or a fax line. On the other hand, the fox cover is the body of the email and the documents you attach are the actual fax pages.

 

If you have a digital copy of the document you wish to send, you can just readily attach it. However, if it is a physical document you need to send, you need to scan it which would require having access to a scanner. With iFax however, you don’t need to use a scanner as it comes equipped with its own state-of-the-art integrated document scanner. Also, one of iFax’s cool faxing features is an image editing software with automated fax image optimization, allowing its users to annotate PDF documents, fill forms and add digital signatures.

 

iFax has a google integration feature via Google Drive which allows you to fax from gmail. Google docs and google sheets can also be attached as fax from google drive. It also has Microsoft integration features which makes it possible for you to send fax from windows. iFax also has Slack integrations capabilities, allowing you to increase your productivity on a day-to-day basis. These online fax features truly make life easy for you.

Mobile faxing is the newest trend in fax technology. It is now possible to send or receive fax via your mobile devices. People can actually fax from iphone with just a touch of a button. iFax is available in all of the five major platforms. You can download it from iOS apps or android apps. The following are the steps on how to send fax online via your mobile device:

  1. You need to download the iFax app on your mobile phone
  2.  Enter fax details of your recipient by providing the following information:
    1.  Country of Recipient (important for sending an international fax)
    2. Recipients Fax number followed by its email
    3.  Sender and Receiver’s Names
    4. Subject (example: Test Fax)
    5.   Date
  3.  You can then customize your fax by either mentioning details of the fax on the subject line or checking the boxes below to indicate the urgency of your fax or you can simply check the urgent box.
  4.  Add a cover sheet. You may write a text in the comment section to provide more information about your fax which serves as the optional cover sheet for your fax. In addition, there is an edit option just below the send button which allows you to edit the template of your fax to suit your needs. It will allow you to add your company logo or a digital signature to your fax.
  5.  Click ADD ATTACHMENT to attach your files. iFax is cut above the rest of the fax companies available in the market today as it supports all major file formats. You can then click the SEND button.

iFax currently has three monthly plans to choose from which can be billed annually. If you choose to be billed annually, iFax gives a 20% discount from the total cost.

The following are iFax’s pricing plans:

  1. BASIC (personal use or occasional faxing) which allows for 200 of fax pages sent per month. The plan is at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year which means you can start faxing at 5 cents per page.
  2. PLUS is ideal for small business use. It costs $19.99 per month or $199.99 annually. It allows you to send or receive 500 fax pages monthly which means it costs 3 cents per page to send or receive faxes via this plan.
  3. PROFESSIONAL plan is for corporate use. You can negotiate the price of this plan which can allow 1000+ pages sent or received faxes. You can even request a day free trial for this plan.

Online faxes provide an easier and more cost-efficient solution to sending faxes online. Using a traditional fax machine is not only inconvenient and more costly, it also offers less privacy as one fax machine is shared by an entire office area. You also need to have a dedicated fax line and an actual fax machine to send or receive faxes which does not allow for easy accessibility.

iFax has a 100% HIPAA compliance and also fully adheres to GLBA regulations. iFax puts top priority on the privacy and security of all its clients’ data so you can be sure to send and receive faxes anywhere in the world, safely and securely through its mobile app.

  1.  The services should not have any setup fee. Online faxing is as simple as signing up for an online service and downloading an app. These services come at no setup cost.
  2. Review the number of countries you can get a local fax number from as costs are cheaper if you are able to send from a local number.
  3.  Cancellation policies must be clear and must allow you to cancel your subscription without any hassle and anytime you want.
  4.  It must come in all available mobile platforms such as iOS or Android applications. Online fax services available everywhere give more accessibility to its users.
  5.  It must be affordable as the volume of your use increases.
  6.  It must come with many faxing features and integrations to enable you to increase productivity and allow for easy accessibility.
  7. It must allow you to attach digital signatures. This will become an added security feature for your online faxes.