How to Send an eFax

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski ; Updated February 10, 2017

Improved communication through the Internet is not limited to social networking. It also applies to business communication. Services such as eFax allow you to send and receive faxes without a telephone line or fax machine. The entire transmission takes place in your email account. Sending a fax through eFax is straightforward and only takes a few minutes.

Log in to the email account you used to sign up for eFax. Click "New Message" or "Compose."

Type the fax number, including "1" and the area code, that you want to send a fax to in the "Recipient" or "To" box. Do not include dashes or spaces in the number. Type "" after the number.

Type "My First Fax with eFax" in the subject line. Compose the message you want to include as the fax cover letter within the email message box.

Click "Attach" and locate the file you want to fax. EFax supports 56 file formats, including .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .bmp and .jpg. Click "Send" to send your eFax. You'll receive a confirmation email within a few minutes.


  • You can also send international faxes using eFax. To send an international fax, type the complete international telephone number, including the country code. Do not include the U,S, country code at the beginning (1).

About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.