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Send fax right from your email

Send fax from your email

Business communication has changed, as digital communication has accelerated and speed and convenience have become the expected standard. This is where email to fax solutions come in, as they allow you to send and receive faxes online; providing a rapid and secure service wherever you are.

FAX.PLUS provides a seamless solution that enables you to switch to online faxing easily. Start here to discover everything you need to know about sending fax via email. Learn how it can benefit your business and how you can get started today.

Send fax from your email

What is email to fax & fax to email?

Email to fax enables you to send faxes through an online faxing service attached to an email account, so you can send a fax right from your mailbox. Fax to email, on the other hand, uses your online fax number to receive faxes and forward them to your mailbox.

FAX.PLUS technology facilitates these processes by providing you with an online fax number by connecting your email address to a FAX.PLUS account. These emails can then be received and printed off, just like a traditional fax.

FAX.PLUS also offers multiple options for sending and receiving faxes through email. With various integrations, like Slack and Zapier, which allow you to send and receive faxes online and on the go.

Email to fax with ease thanks to FAX.PLUS

Completely Free

You don’t have to pay anything to set up email to fax. FAX.PLUS offers a free plan from which you can set up email to fax and send fax via email services without paying a single cent. The paid plans available offer much more in the way of features, but the free plan is an excellent place to start if you only need to send a couple of faxes.


FAX.PLUS is rigorous about security and compliance at all times. You can be assured that your data and systems will be protected. All faxed files are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), with unique encryption keys for each user. To protect data in transit between apps and servers, FAX.PLUS uses Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Delivery status in your email

With the FAX.PLUS mobile application, you can immediately see when your fax has been delivered. You can even set up push notifications to keep an eye on the delivery status.

Cross-platform compatibility

FAX.PLUS is available from all the most popular platforms, apps, and services. Whether you’re on iOS, Android, Windows for Desktop, macOS, Google Workspace, or others, you can use FAX.PLUS with ease.

No software required

If you prefer to send emails and faxes via a web browser without downloading any software, you can do so with the FAX.PLUS web app which is accessible from any browser.

Get toll-free numbers

FAX.PLUS offers toll-free numbers, allowing you to increase your business credibility by sending faxes and emails from a high-status vanity number of your own choosing.

Integrate with all your favorite apps

You can integrate FAX.PLUS with apps like Slack to make your communications system truly connected. You can use add-ons to send faxes directly from Microsoft Word, Google Workspace, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and more. The FAX.PLUS Zapier integration means you can also integrate FAX.PLUS with thousands of other pieces of enterprise software.

Port your current number

If you prefer to keep your current fax number and migrate it to an advanced online faxing solution, FAX.PLUS’ system allows you to port your number over with no downtime. Upon completing this process, your ported fax number will be assigned to your upgraded FAX.PLUS account, thereby allowing you to connect your email to your fax without losing your existing number.

How does email to fax work with FAX.PLUS?

Put succinctly, when you send a fax from your email with FAX.PLUS, the service converts the email information into fax format, calls the fax number, and delivers the fax in the usual way when the recipient accepts the call.

Conversely, when sending a fax to an email, the fax will be sent to the online fax number assigned to your FAX.PLUS account and then be forwarded to your mailbox.

In order to send your first fax over email, start by heading to the FAX.PLUS website. From here, you can compare pricing and usage plans according to your business needs. Once you’ve considered your plan, follow these steps:

  • First, set up a FAX.PLUS account and select your chosen plan. The email address you use to create an account will be the email you use to send faxes, so keep this in mind when creating your account.
  • Confirm that Email to Fax is enabled on your FAX.PLUS Profile settings before sending your fax via email. Going forward, you will also want to ensure that you have enough credit (or free pages) on your account to send your email/fax. 
  • In the ‘To’ field of your email, enter the recipient's fax number, including the area code, followed by "@fax.plus." For example, "+16692001010@fax.plus."
  • In the ‘Subject’ field, you also have the option to add a note that will be placed in your archive for that specific fax. 
  • Attach the files you want to fax. FAX.PLUS supports pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, png, jpg, and tiff formats. If you want to include a cover sheet, simply write the contents of the cover sheet in the body of the email, and it will appear as the first page of your fax.
  • Send the email and wait to be notified regarding the delivery status. If preferred, you can set up push notifications that inform you immediately when your message is delivered.

Why email to fax is good for business

It makes faxing more convenient

With traditional faxing, you are tied to a physical location. You have to be by the fax machine to feed, send, and receive documents.
When you send a fax through email, however, you can send faxes from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
What’s more, with FAX.PLUS, you can fax by email from any device. Whether you use a smartphone, a tablet, or a desktop computer, the process is quick and easy.

It speeds up paperwork

Email faxing technology also enables you to send multiple faxes at once. Rather than having to feed documents into a fax machine one by one, you can send them all at once from your email account.
This makes the paperwork process a lot faster. For example, if you need to send out multiple documents for signing, you can send them all at the same time. Your recipient can then easily print them out, sign them, and fax them back directly to your email account.

It’s very secure

Email to fax transmissions are encrypted in order to protect sensitive data. FAX.PLUS ensures this by using ​​Transport Layer Security (TLS) to make sure that data is encrypted and securely transferred. 
Furthermore, once the fax is printed out, the original email can be safely deleted without any data being lost. This reduces the chances of sensitive information being stolen from data storage. 
This is why organizations dealing with very sensitive information still prefer fax systems over digital communications. With FAX.PLUS, your business gets the best of both worlds. The convenience of digital communications alongside FAX.PLUS’ strong security and privacy protection. 

It saves money

Why pay for paper, ink, or even a fax machine at all if you can take care of everything through an app? Your business can eliminate the costs associated with traditional faxing, and you never need to worry about paper jams again.

Email to fax FAQs

Can you email to a fax number?

With FAX.PLUS, you can utilize the email to fax feature to send emails to a fax number easily. FAX.PLUS’ platform converts the information in your email into code which can be sent through the phone lines to any fax machine.
Learning how to fax from a computer or mobile email application is fast, easy, and convenient. You can use the email to fax feature to send an email to a fax number from anywhere with an internet connection and with any device or operating system.
Email faxing is a great way to expedite paperwork and create physical records without having to worry about data security. 

How can you email a fax machine?

The first step to emailing a fax machine is to set up a FAX.PLUS account. This enables you to send emails to fax machines and faxes to email accounts. Just remember to create your account with the same email address you intend to use to send faxes. 
Once you've set up your FAX.PLUS account, compose your email and enter the recipient fax machine number in the 'to' field.
Next, find and attach any relevant documents. 
Now, send the email. It will quickly be delivered to the relevant fax machine, and you will receive a delivery notification.

Can you fax to an email?

As touched on previously, FAX.PLUS enables you to receive a fax to your email (or for you to send a fax to another FAX.PLUS account holder’s email) by connecting an online fax number, which will receive the fax and forward it to an email mailbox. 
So, for a fax to be sent to an email, the mailbox needs to be connected to an online faxing service. If this is the case, then all you need is the online fax number connected to the email in question and then to send your fax as you usually would. 

Can I fax from my Gmail?

The great thing about FAX.PLUS is that it is integrated with Google. This means that all users can send faxes from Google applications such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive. 
To use this feature, you need to register for a FAX.PLUS account with your Gmail account. From here, you can then install the Google Workspace extension. 
Once you have completed this process, you will not only be able to send a fax from your Gmail account using @fax.plus, but you will also be able to seamlessly send faxes from Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets.