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Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: weapon
Date: October 19, 2020 11:22AM
Long ago I got rid of my fax machine along with my home phone line.

Now I am dealing with the state/medical offices and they only accept faxes or letters. It is becoming annoying to have to run to kinkos every time they need an updated piece of paperwork.

Is there a free and easy way to send faxes from my mac using your basic home setup (comcast modem/router/wifi)?

Recommended service or software?

thanks



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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: October 19, 2020 11:45AM
faxzero.com
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: MarkD
Date: October 19, 2020 11:47AM
Yes, I suspect the last place for faxes is medical and government offices. I have used SRFax.com for about 4-5 years. I think I pay 200 pages a month without cost for about $70/year. They have a service for $36 a year and give you 25 pages a month. they give you a number for the senders fax. I had the old separate fax machine, working off the phone line, but this is much better. They have a HIPPA compliant plan for medical too.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 19, 2020 12:01PM
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Bixby
faxzero.com

QFE. This has worked well for me for the 1 or 2 faxes a year I send.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: October 19, 2020 12:25PM
MarkD,

Financial institutions, schools, lawyers, too. Some have secure gateways for uploading items but some also still rely on faxes. Doctor's offices are notorious for relying on in person drop-off, mail and faxing. No email. Crazy as it sounds, this is one of the reasons I've always owned an all-in-one machine that prints, scans, copies and faxes. Now that I moved my home line to Google Voice and my wife has a Google Voice line, I added a Obihai VOIP adapter the mix. I use it with my GV number for calls. We use her GV number for faxing. Works great.

Robert
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: dk62
Date: October 19, 2020 12:39PM
Much safer than email. Much less convenient, too.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: weapon
Date: October 19, 2020 01:12PM
I have not had to fax anything for like 10 years. Now that I am dealing with more doctors it is going to be needed.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 19, 2020 02:25PM
I just came across a CD with Fax STF from a blue and white G3 Mac from 1998.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: October 19, 2020 03:12PM
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weapon
Is there a free and easy way to send faxes from my mac using your basic home setup (comcast modem/router/wifi)?

Recommended service or software?

I use the excellent FaxGun app on my iPhone:

[faxgun.com]
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 19, 2020 04:46PM
I wonder if faxing will make a sort of comeback? I'm serious, with all of the concern for privacy now (or, at least, concern that is now widely accepted).
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 19, 2020 06:06PM
When I was in a similar situation, I splurged and bought a HP color laser copier/fax with duplex and auto-feed.

Figured I could at least use it for b/w and color prints/copies when not faxing.

It has turned out to be a very good investment because in addition to faxing to various doctors I've also had to copy a lot of test-results (including color-images from the various cameras they've been sticking in me), and lots and lots of bills, and I've been photocopying checks from payments, and with two-sided printing it's cheaper to operate than my last laser and waaaay cheaper than my inkjet all-in-one (that doesn't fax) would be.

I mostly stick to black and white prints and have yet to need to change a color toner cartridge from the "starter" cartridges it came with... Tho I'm on my third high-capacity black cartridge.







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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: goodmanx
Date: October 19, 2020 06:49PM
i've had nothing but good results with srfax.com.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 19, 2020 07:46PM
If you have a real landline, fire up an old Mac and modem, then use GlobalFax.

I have two or three nice fax machines but my older Ooma won’t handle faxing.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: MarkD
Date: October 19, 2020 09:51PM
Robert

Thanks for the great ideas. My dad got one of the nice dell all in ones that maybe I need to set up for faxes. I did not even get VOIP until about a year ago. Under the old POTS system had to juggle and time the line for fax. So much hassle, I gave away a dedicated fax machine and kept a canon fax, printer, copier just for the copy capacity.
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Re: Faxing from a mac in 2020?
Posted by: mspace
Date: October 20, 2020 08:41AM
I use [www.gotfreefax.com]

Works well.
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