How to Send Fax from Gmail?
Believe it or not, but the need to fax hasn’t gone away, and if your company is a heavy user of Google services and faxing is a part of your business, you’ll want to know just how to get it done with Gmail – because Google doesn’t provide this service natively. Enter Connectis FaxCloud.biz service. Our service integrates with Gmail, and most other web email-based systems as well as Microsoft Outlook.
Sending a fax through Gmail as a FaxCloud.biz subscriber is the same as every other email you’d normally send. Only the send “To” field will contain the destination fax number instead of an email address – everything else is the same.
This blog assumes you’re already a Gmail user.
- Using any browser, log into your Gmail account and click to “Compose” to start a new message.
- Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Enter the recipient’s fax number using this format firstname.lastname@example.org – In other words, key in your recipient’s fax number followed by @faxcloud.biz
- Type the body of your message as you normally would – this becomes your coversheet
- Type the subject line like always
- and optionally attach any document from your computer as you normally would by clicking the paperclip icon
- Click send and out it goes – that was easy!
FaxCloud.biz will receive the message and rasterize (fancy word for converting your document into a faxable format) and securely send it out as a fax through the PSTN network. We support many document types including all the key Microsoft Office file types and PDF, JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIF, Text, TXT and more.
The recipient will not see your sending email because they’re receiving fax. They’ll know that the fax came from the CSID (Call Sender ID – fax number or text) you (or we) will setup for your service when everything gets setup for you. In fact, to your recipients, it will appear as though you walked up to a fax machine and sent a fax in the traditional sense.
- When the fax is successfully delivered, an email notification comes back to your Gmail inbox confirming the message was delivered.
- Similarly, faxes are received in your Gmail inbox (like emails) when someone sends a fax to your fax number.
Faxing with Gmail and FaxCloud.biz is easy, straight forward and requires almost no training and provides all the security you expect in faxing.
Connectis Group is the leading enterprise-focused fax service provider for over 30 years providing both on-premises and secure encrypted cloud-based fax solutions, and the exclusive provider of RightFax and FaxCore solutions in Canada. Our niche is to server enterprise level high volume customers who rely on faxing as their critical mission application.
Our applicationS servers, telephony network are hosted in Canada and is fully compliant with Service Organization Controls (SOC) standards for operational security including HIPAA Compliant, SOX, GLBA, PCI, FERPA Compliant Secure Cloud Faxing. Visit https://www.connectis.ca/faxcloudbiz/ and learn more about our FaxCloud.biz solution