Fax to Email Service

SueSue Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 217
I have recently started to be asked for my fax number quite a lot, but as I don't have a fax (or not one that will receive a fax automatically) I always ask for information to be emailed or posted.

I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a good Fax to Email company?

Thanks

Sue

Comments

  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    I have been using faxtastic for the last two years without problem.

    They have a free (to receive) option subject to minimum usage or from £10 per year. You then buy credits for sending.

    As with most it works best if you have a good scanner and can scan to PDF. Sending / receiving can be from multiple email addresses.
    Regards,

    Burg
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    Hi Ian

    Thanks, that looks exactly what I am looking for.

    I have tried the demonstration which worked fine, so I just need to decide which option to go with.

    Thanks

    Sue
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    Personally I went with the £10 a year option as although it is an 0871 number and charges those sending emails it was that fact that attracted me. I prefer emails so this meant I could discourage those from sending me faxes.
    Regards,

    Burg
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    That was the option I was thinking of as well, there does not seem any point in paying an extra £20.00 plus VAT per year.
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    I use efax.com but only because they took over my previous provider (pumafax). They have a habit of buying up competitors so faxtastic may be next!

    I used to have an 0870 number but clients hated it and thought I was trying to profit from people faxing me (those that were brave enough to even tell me). I would go for a local number - much more professional.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,069
    I've managed to be fax-resistant so far. The only time it rears its ugly head is when banks want mortgage references. And occasionally HMRC.

    I find it ironic that they accept faxes but not emails citing security risks with email - yet faxes are often emails these days anyway. Does anyone know if email2fax is more secure in transmission than a physical fax machine?!

    I did look at faxes a while ago and looked at faxtastic. Realistically I would send more faxes than I received [to banks and HMRC] and, as such, would opt for a cheap service with an 087* number. I can't remember the last time a client wanted to fax me, which is good! :)

    If I got faxtastic or similar, I wouldn't give out my fax number, only supply it if asked.
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    Hi Dean

    Thanks, I will have a look at efax.com as well. I don't appear to be able to access their website at the moment, so will try later.

    Sue
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