How can I send a fax online?

Fax machine

Episode 1361

Kenny from Springfield, IL

Kenny needs to send a fax. How can he do it these days? Leo says that eFax is a great subscription service, if he has to send a lot of faxes. It doesn't make sense for a single fax, though. There are free fax services, which puts ads on the cover page. FaxZero is the one of them. Doctor Mom in the chatroom says that if he needs a HIPAA compliant fax service, Doximity is what he'll want.

How can I get my analog fax machine to work with VOiP?

Episode 947

Martin from Pennsylvania

On Leo's recommendation, Martin is using RingCentral for business phone services, but he can't get their analog fax machine to work with it. Leo says that fax machines don't work well with VOIP and Leo just uses RingCentral's fax service which routes the faxes to email. Martin's business is a doctor's office and it must be HIPPA compliant, which email won't be. He could try a lower speed, but that probably won't work either. Leo says that a dedicated phone line for faxes is probably the most reliable and secure method for faxes.

How do I send a fax in OS X Mountain Lion?

USB Voice Modem

Episode 938

Joe from Pomona, CA

Joe had an older Mac that would allow him to send a fax through OS X, but his new computer won't do that in Mountain Lion. Leo says that was abandoned in the new version of OS X, so he can't do that function anymore with that old fax/modem. Joe needs a voice modem for faxing that's compatible with Mountain Lion. It'll likely need to be external. Leo prefers to use an online fax service, like eFax or MyFax.