How to Send a Free Fax With Yahoo

Updated March 23, 2017

A Yahoo e-mail account can be used to do more than just check e-mail and chat with friends. It can also send and receive information by fax when used in conjunction with online faxing services. Anyone can set up a Yahoo account with a fax number to communicate quickly and easily right from a computer.

Sign in to your Yahoo account. Open a new, blank e-mail.

Type the fax number you wish to send a fax to in the address box. Include the address for the fax service directly after the number. The address line should look something like

Type the body of the cover letter you wish to send directly into the blank e-mail. Include the documents you wish to fax as attachments to the email.

Hit the "send" button. Most fax to e-mail services will send a confirmation e-mail shortly after the fax has been sent.


You may need to add your Yahoo e-mail account to your fax to e-mail service account. This is typically done by sending an e-mail from the Yahoo account to that fax to e-mail service. This may not be necessary depending on the fax to e-mail service you are using.

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Jessica Leigh is a professional writer with works published for "The Houston Chronicle" and various websites. In addition to pursuing a degree in legal studies she has years of experience in the financial industry as a tax preparer.