eFax: Send faxes over the internet

The fax machine has been an important part of office equipment for many years. However, since e-mail has become an increasingly important means of communication that almost all citizens now use, the fax is rarely used. As a result, many companies are toying with the idea of simply decommissioning the fax machine, which consumes space in the office and also incurs maintenance costs.


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eFax: The simple way of sending and receiving

A great way to get the benefits of fax without having to operate a fax machine is eFax. In this case, the document is simply transmitted to the fax service provider via a computer, which then sends it to the final recipient. This solution allows users to take advantage of all the benefits of the fax machine without having to maintain one themselves. Users can simply scan the documents or create them directly on the computer using a word processing program.

Send and receive faxes through your computer with Cloudya by NFON: Incoming fax messages are received as email attachments (PDF). With NFON every employee can have their own direct fax number - if you like.

How does an eFax work?

With NFON’s cloud telephone system extension allow users to make and receive calls to and from the PSTN or other extensions on the same Cloudya Tenant. Efax extension are virtual fax machines which conveniently allows users to send and receive faxes over the internet. Faxes are received from the PSTN or another eFax Extension by the telephone system and then forwarded to a pre-configured email address as an attachment. Users can also send outbound faxes by uploading PDF documents to a web interface.

4 benefits of NFONs eFax

NFON offers a simple and affordable solution for eFax.  Our service makes it possible to send and receive faxes on the computer. At the same time, each employee can be reached under his or her personal fax number, which makes it much easier to clearly identify the recipient in larger companies. If the customers want the incoming faxes to be printed out by the fax machine as before, it is also possible to connect the analog device simply by using an adapter.

In the following you can see the core 4 benefits of NFON eFax service, you should be aware of:

  1. Receive your faxes directly as an email attachment (PDF) sent to your email account
  2. Access your faxes easily, from anywhere in the world, via your email account
  3. Reach employees directly and quickly while they are on the move
  4. The NFON eFax client enables you to send additional messages and faxes directly from the e-fax client or from other applications

Virtual fax machine

With Cloudya, you can send and receive faxes.

  • Reach each employee directly via a personal fax number
  • Share virtual fax machines with a user group
  • Receive faxes in PDF format by email
  • T.38 fax protocol supported
  • Connect analogue fax devices via auto-provisioned analogue adapter

Want to know more? Check our leaflets!

The eFax client for sending faxes needs to be compatible

When deciding for this feature, it is important to check the compatibility of the eFax with your operating systems. Here you can see NFONs eFax compatible operating systems:

  •  Windows XP (32 and 64 Bit)
  •  Windows Vista (32 and 64 Bit)

You want to improve your business communication and bring it to the next level? Then the opportunity of using a simple but affordable eFax will be a step in the right direction.

Want to know more about receiving and sending faxes? Then check out our leaflets or feel free to contact one of our experts!

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