Sending fax from an Outlook account is a quick and seamless way to incorporate online faxing into your business workflows. Start here to learn how it works, the benefits it could bring you, and more.
To send a fax from Outlook:
Now you know how to fax with Outlook, you might be wondering why you’d want to add it to your business process. The answer to that is that faxing from Outlook delivers a range of benefits:
With old-fashioned faxing, you were tied to your fax machine. You had to be in the same place as it was to feed, send, and receive faxes. Online fax gives you the kind of mobility that modern business communication needs.
Sending a fax from Outlook, another email client, or the FAX.PLUS app is something you can do on the move, no matter where you are. The process is simple and straightforward, and makes faxing convenient, even for businesses with hybrid or fully remote teams.
As well as being less convenient than online faxing, traditional fax could often be very time and cost intensive.
Feeding documents, one sheet at a time, into a fax machine is tedious at best and unquestionably slow. What’s more, there’s all that downtime if a fax machine develops a fault and needs fixing.
The fax machine itself, its maintenance, paper, and toner all cost money, too, making traditional fax expensive, especially for smaller businesses.
Being able to send fax using Outlook or otherwise fax online cuts down on both the time and cost of the whole process.
Sending fax with Outlook, another email client, or directly through an online fax service like FAX.PLUS ensures you maintain high standards of security in your communications.
FAX.PLUS encrypts data at rest and in transit. All files at rest are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), with unique encryption keys for each user. We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) for data transfer to protect all data in transit.
What’s more, FAX.PLUS is fully compliant with a range of certifications and standards. That includes the fact that with our service, you can send HIPAA-compliant fax with confidence.
So, now you know how to fax with Outlook, the benefits it could bring to your business, and just how easy it is with FAX.PLUS.
In the modern world, quick, simple, yet secure communication is a necessity for businesses that want to succeed. Faxing from Outlook, and other means of online fax, could be key to boosting your productivity and setting your business apart from the competition.
With FAX.PLUS it’s simple and speedy to send a fax from your Outlook email account. As long as it’s the email address you used to set up your FAX.PLUS account, you can do it in much the same way as sending a standard email. The only significant difference is that you must include the recipient’s fax number (including area code and @fax.plus in the “To” field.
Absolutely not. One of the key advantages of sending fax from Outlook (and other means of online faxing) is that you don’t need a physical fax machine. Instead of that clunky and often expensive hardware, all you need is an Outlook account, a FAX.PLUS account and an internet-enabled device.
The FAX.PLUS email to fax feature supports all versions of Outlook on Windows, Mac, and other devices. As long as your Outlook email address is the one linked to your FAX.PLUS account, you can fax straight from your mailbox.
Yes, you can. FAX.PLUS will forward faxes to your Outlook inbox, as long as they were sent to the online fax number attached to your FAX.PLUS account.
When you use FAX.PLUS to fax from Outlook, then you can rest assured that the process is safe and secure. We maintain high standards of data encryption and stay compliant with a wide array of certifications and standards (including HIPAA and GDPR).