How To Fax Without a Fax Machine

Sending a fax without a fax machine has become just as easy as sending an email.

How Does Online Faxing Work?

Your MyFax account lets you fax on multiple devices. You also get a free fax number for your business, or you can keep your current fax number. Here are the main ways for sending and receiving a fax online:


The MyFax mobile app, which is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, is simple, convenient, and easy to use.

Desktop/Laptop Computers

MyFax Central is an online fax portal that allows you to manage your account, check your inbox, and send faxes from your computer.


Whether you're on a smartphone or a desktop device, you can fax by email from anywhere with internet access.


3 Ways to Send Fax Without a Fax Machine

There are three different ways to easily and instantly fax documents through your MyFax account.

MyFax Mobile App App
Email Faxing Email
MyFax Central Browser

Fax from home, work, or anywhere else

Here is how you can use the MyFax app to fax from your Android or iOS smartphone:

What are the steps?

Faxing via email is another quick and easy way to fax without a fax machine. In fact, this service is compatible with different email providers, including Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and others.

Here is how you can use your email to send a fax:

Easily send, receive, and archive your faxes

Your MyFax Central portal allows you to fax from your laptop or desktop device. To do so, follow these steps:


Open the MyFax app and tap the "Compose Fax" button


Enter your fax recipient's name, number, and company information. You could also send a fax to one of your existing contacts. The MyFax app will automatically fill out their information.


Type in your custom message in the "Cover Page" section.


Add the files that you want to send. You can upload a document (such as a PDF), an image from your device gallery, and/or take a picture of the file.


Finally, click the "Send Fax" button. After that, you will get a confirmation email once your fax is sent.


Login to your email account and compose a new message.


Enter the recipient's fax number, followed by


Type in your cover letter's message in the email body or add it as an attachment.


After that, attach the document that you want to fax.


Lastly, press the "Send" button. You will receive a confirmation email after you send your fax.


Login to your MyFax Central account.


Click on the "Send Faxes" button. A new form will pop up.


Enter the recipient's name, company, country, and fax number. Another option is to choose a recipient from your MyFax contact list. After you click the "Add" button, they will be added to the "Recipient List" section.


Under the "Include Cover Page" box, type in your letter's subject and message.


Go to the "Attachments" section, click the "Browse" button, and choose the document that you need to fax from your computer.


Once you click "Open", the files will be attached. You can add up to 10 documents in a single fax message, and the (including PDFs, Word, images, and more).


Use the "Reference ID" section at the bottom of the form to categorize your faxes.


Enter the email address that you want the fax confirmation to be sent to.


Choose the quality of your faxed files.


Finally, click the "Send Fax" button and wait for the confirmation email.

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How Do I Receive a Fax Without a Fax Machine?

MyFax allows you to conveniently and securely receive a faxed document. Just as importantly, MyFax users enjoy unlimited fax storage. They also get a free fax number.

Both your MyFax Central inbox and smartphone app contain all the faxes that you received. Moreover, you can have incoming faxes get forwarded to your email.

Once you receive a fax, you will get an email that shows you the recipient's information, the number of pages that they sent, and an attachment that contains the faxed files.

The Benefits of an Online Fax Service vs Fax Machines

Thanks to online fax services like the ones that MyFax offers, you can send and receive faxes in an instant, convenient, and cost-efficient manner.
In comparison to traditional methods, here are some of the benefits of online faxing:


An internet connection is simply all that you need to start sending and receiving faxes on your computer, smartphone, and/or email.


You save money on buying fax machines and paying for a phone line. MyFax users also get a free business fax number.


Instead of having a fax machine print out documents for everyone in the office to see, online faxing allows you to directly receive files to the recipient's email.

Environmental Friendliness

Simply put, online faxing doesn't consume a lot of paper and electricity.


MyFax utilizes protective technologies so that you can safely send, receive, and store faxes.


Instead of going to the office, you can simply use your computer or smartphone to send a fax without a fax machine.

MyFax FAQs

Can you fax without a fax machine?

Yes, you certainly can! Through our fax service, you can send faxes online. The process is much easier and quicker than traditional fax methods.

What can I use instead of a fax machine?

Your MyFax account allows you to send and receive faxes from your mobile device, desktop computer, and/or email.

Can I use my phone as a fax machine?

Yes. Our app is ideal for both receiving faxes without a fax machine and sending documents from your mobile device. MyFax users also get a free fax number.

Can you send a fax from Gmail?

Yes. Our email faxing service is compatible with Gmail, Microsoft Office, Yahoo, and others.

How can I send a fax via email?

First, enter the recipient's number followed by "". Next, type your cover message in the email body and attach any image or document you want to send. Finally, click the "Send" button and your fax will be on its way!

Find the MyFax plan that suits your needs

Get started for as low as $10 per month!

Whether you want to fax for individual purposes or manage your company's complex faxing needs, MyFax has service and pricing plans to fit your business.

Home Office User

Perfect for entrepreneurs or startups that are always on the go and want to send and receive faxes through the mobile app.

Small Business User

Great for established businesses that are looking for a local or toll free fax number to stay connected with clients nationwide.

Power User

Our top plan for teams with heavier faxing needs that want to share an account, and send and receive up to 400 fax pages a month from anywhere.

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