How to send a fax with Gmail

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How to send a fax with Gmail
It is possible to use your e-mail to send a fax. (computer image by blaine stiger from Fotolia.com)

Gmail is a free web-mail service offered by Google. It is especially known for its search technology that makes locating messages easy. While Gmail is a great e-mail provider, it does not have a built-in feature that allows you to send a fax directly from your Gmail account. However, The Phone Company does have a free service that allows you to send an e-mail from your account through its server.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Gmail account

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to www.tpc.int/verify.html on your computer to ensure that you can send a fax to the destination.

  2. 2

    Select "Check coverage page." Enter the fax number and select "check." If your number is approved, you can send a fax.

  3. 3

    Log into your Gmail account. If you do not have one, you can set one up for free.

  4. 4

    Select "Compose" to write a new e-mail message. This message will be the fax. Type the message in the text box.

  5. 5

    Enter the destination in the "To" box using remote-printer.recipient_name@fax_number.iddd.tpc.int. For example, if you are sending a fax to Jennie Brown in Room 506, fax number 1-542-989-0001, you should enter the following information: "remote-printer.Jennie_Brown/Room_506@1542989-0001.iddd.tpc.int.

  6. 6

    Select "Send."

Tips and warnings

  • You will not get an automatic confirmation when sending a fax by e-mail. If you need the confirmation, ask the sender to send you a confirmation via e-mail.

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