What is Internet Fax?

Online Fax (also known as "e fax", "email fax", "online fax", and "digital fax") utilizes an online fax service provider to convert a facsimile transmission into a digital file that can be received via email and vice versa. Online fax services bridge the gap between the older fax technology, which is well established in today's business environment, and email transmission of documents. In the simplest terms, when you sign up with an online fax service, you will be assigned a dedicated fax phone number that will convert incoming faxes to email attachments that are automatically sent to your email address. The majority of these services also allow you to send attachments (like Word documents, PDF's, or pictures) to physical fax numbers that are received just as if you had sent them using a standard fax machine. Most online fax services will send you your documents in a number of different file formats, such as TIF or PDF files.