5 Best Tools to Send an Email to Fax

Ben Stockton Updated 05-04-2019

Send and receiving fax is old school. You might not see many fax machines these days, but they’re still in operation in certain workplaces. Insurance companies, banks, and realtors all use fax machines to quickly and securely exchange important documents.


Nothing else has managed to beat the fax machine at its own game—not even email. How can you send a fax without a fax machine, though? Thanks to online email to fax services, all you need is a PC with an internet connection.

These online fax services are functional, and best of all, they’re free to use. Let’s run through them and see how to send a fax from an email.

1. GotFreeFax

GotFreeFax Main Website Sending Page

Using GotFreeFax is about as easy as it gets. Just enter your information as the sender, enter your recipient’s information and fax number, and then either upload a PDF, DOC, or JPG file. You can also add text to your fax in the text box provided (with formatting).

The main service is restricted to U.S. and Canadian fax recipients, but if you click the “Send an International Fax” button at the top of the page, you’re given the option to fax documents to various other countries.


No ads or watermarks are added to any free faxes you send. GotFreeFax is one of the few free services that allow this option. The only limitations are that your faxes can’t be more than 3 pages, and you can only send 2 free faxes per day.

For casual users, this free fax service is a good option.

2. FaxZero

FaxZero Online Fax Service Sending Page

FaxZero is, as the name implies, a zero-cost solution to sending fax online. You type the sender and receiver information into the provided form, including the recipient’s fax number. You can either attach a document, type a text message in the provided text box, or do both. The service supports DOC, DOCX, and PDF file formats for sending. It’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to send what is effectively an email to a fax machine.


The free version of this online app will insert an ad onto the cover page, and you’re only allowed a maximum of 3 pages, plus the cover page. With the ad, FaxZero might not be the best option for legal documents. You can send up to 5 free faxes a day, so it’s a good option for most users.

For a $1.99 fee (payable by PayPal) you can send up to 25 pages per document without ads. Like GotFreeFax, clicking “Send an International Fax” at the top of the page allows you to send fax abroad via email.

3. eFax

eFax Online Fax Service Main Website Page

eFax claims to be the “number one online fax service” for millions of customers. It’s got a strong claim to that title, with a professional website and service that any consumer would be happy to use.


If you came across the eFax website, you wouldn’t think it offered a free service. It’s hidden away, but it’s there, although the downside is that its free service is only to receive faxes, not send them. To be able to send a fax through email, you’ll need to register for a 30-day free trial.

This’ll give you an allowance of 150 pages each of inbound and outbound fax pages. Additional pages will cost you $0.10 a page. You’ll have to provide your credit card details and sign up for a post-trial subscription costing $16.95, which you can cancel before your trial ends without paying anything.

eFax claims to support up to 46 different countries for international faxes, so if you need to send faxes abroad, you can.

You’re able to send a fax through the website, the eFax iOS or Android app, or you can send a fax by email. This is a perfect, inexpensive online fax service for anyone who doesn’t own a fax machine and doesn’t need to send or receive a high volume of faxes.


4. MyFax

MyFax Free Faxing Service Page

MyFax is an interesting service with a slightly different setup than the other email-to-fax free services mentioned here. The free service acts as an advertisement to encourage users to sign up for its premium service with no fax-send limits and a dedicated fax number. The free service is pretty good for users who need to send one or two faxes in an emergency.

You can only send two faxes in a 24-hour period with MyFax’s free service. It isn’t clear how many pages you can send per fax, or whether there will be an ad cover page, so it’s probably safe to assume that there will be until you give it a test run.

You can only send to U.S. or Canadian fax numbers using this free service.

If you’re just looking for a quick way to send an email to fax, just fill out the form, type your message and attach a document. Then click “Send Fax”—it doesn’t get much easier than that.


FaxPlus Online Faxing Service Website Splash Page

There’s not just one “number one rated fax service” here—there’s two! The second so-called top service is from FAX.PLUS, a rather professional looking outfit which claims to have corporate users ranging from Uber to Harvard University.

It’s clear that this service is targeting commercial users first, but it’s the free service we’re interested in. You get 10 free pages to send, with additional pages costing you $0.20 per page. The free service is solely for sending faxes via their website or using their email to fax service, and you aren’t able to receive faxes without upgrading.

Special mentions do go to their more advanced, premium packages. How many online fax services include slack integration, electronic signatures, and unlimited cloud storage? You can get some, or all, of these features from $4.99 to $49.99 a month.

You can send a wider range of documents using FAX.PLUS, including DOCX, XLSX, PDF, and various image file formats. You’re able to send to international fax numbers but FAX.PLUS may use more of your page allowance, depending on the destination. To send a fax, just type in the fax number, attach your document, add a message, and then click send.

One word of warning, however—you will need to verify your account by providing your cell number first before you can use the service.

Send Free Faxes Online by Email With Ease

Fax machines might be rare these days, but if you need to send important faxes on occasion, these online fax services can help you do it without hunting down some old-school tech. You’re only limited by page numbers, destination countries, and how often you want to send faxes during a 24-hour or monthly period. You might also have to accept watermarks or ads on any documents you send.

But do explore better (and faster) options like cloud printing and cloud sharing too.

You’re not limited to these free fax services, though. If you’d prefer, you can send faxes using your Android smartphone Send Free Faxes From Your Android Phone or Tablet No one actually owns a fax machine anymore, but every once in a while you still need to send a fax. That's where your Android device comes in handy. Read More for free. These are great in a pinch. By the way, you can also send email to any cell phone for free How to Send Email to Any Cell Phone (for Free) Did you know that you can send email to phones for free? Try this with any SMS-capable feature phone and reap the benefits. Read More .

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  1. johnmarx
    January 31, 2020 at 8:16 am

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  3. Sam
    February 5, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Online faxing really achieves a dramatic reduction of costs when faxes are sent overseas or to distant offices. Sadly, a lot of "free" online faxes don't provide faxing to many countries. I have found one outstading online fax service, called WiseFax, that is very easy to use, it is reliable and you don't need any subscription.

    • Oliver
      March 5, 2019 at 10:42 am

      + 1 Wisefax fan! It is very easy to use and it also allows you to edit document before faxing (fill it in by inserting text, add signature etc.). Pay-as-you-go service, no subscription. Also has option of sending fax directly from email.

  4. Raymond Langley
    June 25, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Dear All,
    It would be wonderful if yourselves had Articles about how to e-mail from UK to UK Fax number for free.

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  5. Elpolino
    November 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    It feels like everyone on the list paid to be there, they are all big time fax services, i'd add some smaller players in the game like but that is just my opinion.

    • ricardo
      December 2, 2017 at 1:22 am worked for me, while none of the others could/would accept a 2 digit country code (61) plus a single digit area code (8) plus an 8 digit phone number (12345678).

    • Ricardo
      December 2, 2017 at 1:32 am does require you to log in to a google account.

  6. JohnA
    February 15, 2016 at 6:05 am


    Can't seem to send to a 1300 fax number such as some large organisations have.

    International services sending to within Australia either assume the international prefix +61 and 0 for area code prefix (MyFax), or format the number in 3-digit blocks and say "invalid data" when you spread a 1300 fax number through the boxes (TopFreeFax).
    John A
    Melbourne Australia

  7. Twist Rolarian
    January 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    MyFax does have a limitation of 10MB and 10 pages.

  8. Just Saying
    December 19, 2015 at 6:49 am

    None of these fax websites are encrypted.

    • Just replying
      February 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Faxes, for the most part, aren't encrypted in transit anyway.

    • just replying
      May 10, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Myfax seems to be on https for me.

  9. Doris Lewis
    June 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I use to send and receive faxes online! I pay only for those that I send and I can receive an unlimited amount of faxes!

  10. Mari
    March 25, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I use popfax for a long period of time, and I am as happy about using this service as I was from the very beginning. Somebody told here this service is free, never knew about it. And I have never heard about a free service with good reviews either. So, think about free stuff twice before using it, especialy if you are a serious company and you want your information to be safe and sent in the time frame. I think it deserves all money I paid popfax, althou I have never considered them expensive.

  11. joraci
    February 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I use Online Fax from Popfax, I found it cheaper and highly professional. And with their fax mobile applications i send/receive faxes directly from my smartphone.

  12. Mayank
    February 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Hey Folks,
    I have used HelloFax and Faxbetter for sending document. I did receive success notification from these site. The challenge is that the quality of fax sent is bad, basically it was black paper which the recipient got. Any comment on the quality of the fax. I will try K7 and gotfreefax as well.

  13. Jabu
    January 7, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks all for the very great information about fax services. I have been wanting one and I just setup the in less than 2 minutes and it works great. Will also use to send faxes.

  14. Ryan Dube
    April 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Sol - great question, I'm actually not sure. I'm assuming the services need to have a registered number to send out the faxes so that would be the number that shows up, but maybe someone else knows exactly how that works.

  15. Sol
    April 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    What does it show in the Caller ID for these services?

  16. Stephen
    February 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I use My inbound faxes are free and outbound email-to-fax is reasonably priced.

  17. internet fax service uk
    February 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Interenet faxing is the trend today. The most important thing then is to hire a service provider that will understand your faxing needs. Inorder to get the perfect one, you can visit online reviews so that you can compare the pricing plans and features of different providers.

  18. James
    February 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Here is my free fax solution: for sending. It is the only free fax service that does not added ads to your faxes for receiving. Make sure you send a fax or just call your k7 number once a month to keep it activated.

    • Bruce
      February 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

      Thanks James,

      I forgot to mention to call it at leasy once every 30 days so they won't recycle your number for non use.

  19. كوت الكويت
    January 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Popfax seems to have a free trial but not exactly free ( from UK )

  20. andy
    January 29, 2010 at 11:46 am

    RE: EFAX.
    I had a terrible experience with in England and they conned me out of 1 month subscription, even though I cancelled before the end. (they offered me 2 months extra free when I was going to cancel.......)
    They still took the money and "charley" the ultimately useless, customer support rep could only blah blah blah, I have told US head office etc..

    Fortunately, it was only 1 month, but their stonewall efforts were legendary and halifax my bank did nothing to protect me but issue a request to them to pay me back, which surprisingly they ignored......

    I can't speak for the other fax co's that take card details, unfortunately.

    Thanks for this article, I think it will come in handy.

  21. Computer Monkey
    January 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I like your list of fax services. I use efax (the free version) for getting faxes and for sending. You can send virtually anything through It's free, too. You just have to poke around a little in the settings and apps to find the efax send capability.

  22. peter eliot
    January 29, 2010 at 2:36 am

    i tried popfax from denmark. i sent the same fax two times, but was not able to get any information of what happened to it.

  23. jayton420
    January 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I have always used for sending faxes. It is not free (12 cents per page), but it is about as good as it gets for sending faxes online. You can send by email, web-to-fax, or their printer driver. I have been using them for almost 6 years now. You can also blast faxes to multiple numbers all at once.

  24. Joey Buddha
    January 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm continues to rock my world with their diverse functionality combined with the simplicity factor, plus it's free!

    There's not much more to does all of the talking!

    Great article! Thanks for the tips!

  25. khalid bendouri
    January 28, 2010 at 11:21 am

    this one for me

  26. Sotiris Z
    January 28, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Are you sure popfax is free?
    Thanks for article anyway,didn't know about these services at all.

  27. Mulder
    January 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Did you personally test all of these services yourself? I've never been able to use TPC Fax to send anything, as it fails each and every time, even in the U.S. where they say they have fax servers located.

    I even called the domain registrant and he wouldn't even admit to knowing anything about the site at all, even though he's always been listed as the Admin and Technical contact for it. I'd say it's a shady, unreliable service, and that's being charitable.

    • Christine
      January 28, 2010 at 1:35 am

      I have just tried the email to fax machine service from TPC, to US without any success...(+ limited cover outside US)

      I'm in Italy, on, it says "To send a fax from your drop to a recipient (premium drops only)"... so that would be for paid subscribers, no ?
      Popfax is not a free service, at least not from here as far as I can see.

      For my very limited fax needs, I use I can receive faxes on my private freefax number for free (max 3 a month with new numbers) I must pay to send faxes.


    • Ryan Dube
      January 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm

      Hey Mulder - FaxZero and of course, the others I based upon the appeal of the site/service...however based on other comments I wish I'd tried those too! Christine, si free to receive faxes as I outlined in the post, you can't send a fax without Premium.

  28. Nick B.
    January 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    TPC FAX has been around for many years (the web page was last updated in 1999). Wish I could have remembered it last week when I got asked by Air France to send a fax with details of my lost luggage contents.

    • Ryan Dube
      January 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      TPC Fax is such a cool concept - fire off an email to a specific address and it magically transforms into a FAX!