You can also earn additional pages by signing up for eFax’s free service via its mobile apps. Ride Like the Wind. Your solution solves all the issues quite nicely. Next you crop the image using the eFax web interface and save it. Open the Message Center online and select the fax. Max Eddy Software Analyst.

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That’s not too surprising considering all these services are owned by j2 Global, but some also appear to share some back-end resources. Instead, we recommend Editors’ Choice winner HelloFax, which offers competitive rates and an excellent user experience.

I’ve confirmed that new versions are still planned. If so, install the CUPS pdf printer: You could, for example, have a number that spelled out the name of your business. Ride Like the Wind. If you’d rather not struggle against the service you’re using, it’s your best choice.

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Sure, you can and should change your password, but eFax must do better here, either by beefing up the default passwords and not sending them in the clear or by requiring that users change their passcode as part of the onboarding process. Alternatively, open the Message Center online and select the fax. From here you can email yourself the signed document, whether you actually sign it or not, and the pages get emailed to you as a TIF image.


It helps Windows select the right program to open the file. Finally, you cannot select a fax number with the free version of eFax.

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First off, you can only receive, not send, faxes. You can also opt to receive a notification when the file is downloaded. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It’s only available upon request and is handy in case someone mistakes your fax number for a phone line, or if you just want to have a disposable phone number. It allows you to send and create faxes accompanied by your signature stamp, highlights and text notes.

The subject line and body are converted into the subject and body of the final fax, and any attached files come through the recipient’s fax machine as additional pages. Unfortunately, this feature has never worked in my testing. Worse yet, it only creates an easily guessed four-digit passcode.

For one thing, it doesn’t require that you fax yourself a signature. But installation failed on Quantal Of the online fax services I’ve tested, HelloFax offers the best example of a modern interface. For example, I received an error message delivered to me at my ziffdavis. The inbox has a preview pane that is too small to be functional.


HelloFax also includes text- and image-editing tools so that you can fill out a form completely before faxing it. A file extension is the characters after the last dot in a file name.

I updated the article with this obvious solution which was not obvious to me! HowevereFax sends a copy of the EFX fax file to your designated email address. Messenger can also save to TIFF image format.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It works well enough, but it is clunky and some features are either hidden or difficult to understand. While a pdf printer is already installed by default in recent Ubuntu versions it may fail to display in your Efax Messenger printer list. When you are in the view window right click and save the image to your desktop or other folder on your computer.

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If you’d rather not deal via the web interface, you can send faxes from the comfort of your email client. Save file to your computer. Pros Send and receive faxes via email or web.