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Theadyn

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Faxing question
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:38:49 AM »
Any nerdy person wanna help me out?   At my work we are getting a lot of spam type of faxes that is using up lots of ink.  Reporting them all and tracking them down is a pain and apparently not stopping it (boss has been trying that route for a year now). 

Was wondering if there was a program out there to send faxes to our computer, so we can print or delete.  Any ideas?

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 09:59:17 AM »
Ggogle "free fax" or "email to fax" and you'll get lots of potential help in the program area.

Another option is to disconnect or unplug the fax and reconnect it only when you're expecting a fax.  Not sure what type of business you're in but fax machines are fairly old-fashioned.  Most transactions these days are via email PDF files.

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 10:59:29 AM »
We use e-Fax so everything comes into our inboxes. I don't know the last time we printed a fax!

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 11:02:54 AM »
I use Pamfax for sending faxes from my computer.    It is very cheap for me to send faxes (vs driving to a nearby Fedex store and paying $1 per page!!!!! Did that ONCE... LOL).     However..... they charge a bit more for a fax number that lets you receive faxes,  but this would let you receive and view faxes on your computer and let you print them out as you desire.  I wonder if you could port your current fax number to one of these internet fax services if you didn't want to change your fax number.

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 11:06:39 AM »
Thanks for the replies!!

Can't really help the equipment my employer has for me to use, so must deal with the fax machine, yee.   Will have to look into the options listed.  We do already have a fax set up with the number this is already printed on cards, stationary, stamp, etc. so would want to keep that number.  Boss man wants me to magically find a solution lol...   oh the joys of working for someone else.  /<-- inserts sarcasm

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 11:10:21 AM »
Thanks for the replies!!

Can't really help the equipment my employer has for me to use, so must deal with the fax machine, yee.   Will have to look into the options listed.  We do already have a fax set up with the number this is already printed on cards, stationary, stamp, etc. so would want to keep that number.  Boss man wants me to magically find a solution lol...   oh the joys of working for someone else.  /<-- inserts sarcasm

I would check with the phone provider and see if your fax number has call forwarding capability.  Then you could forward it to one of the internet fax numbers.

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 12:17:16 PM »
Thanks for the replies!!

Can't really help the equipment my employer has for me to use, so must deal with the fax machine, yee.   Will have to look into the options listed.  We do already have a fax set up with the number this is already printed on cards, stationary, stamp, etc. so would want to keep that number.  Boss man wants me to magically find a solution lol...   oh the joys of working for someone else.  /<-- inserts sarcasm

I would check with the phone provider and see if your fax number has call forwarding capability.  Then you could forward it to one of the internet fax numbers.

Ooo...  that might work :)

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Re: Faxing question
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 12:33:14 PM »
The easiest (and cheapest) solution might be to port your FAX number to CallCentric. Then all incoming FAX messages are just PDF files that get forwarded on to an email address. Weed and delete accordingly.

You clearly have multiple analog lines there at the office, so from that point, if people still like sending things manually from the machine? Just plug it into one of the secondary lines, turn off auto-answer, and leave the FAX header info set as is.

As always, various other alternative inbound and outbound FAX solutions can be found in the non-abridged guide. :)