You know the disadvantages of fax machines: the time it takes to send faxes, the risk of having confidential or urgent faxes lost or misplaced, and the costs of maintenance, paper, and ink.
Cloud based fax service overcomes these disadvantages because it enables you to send and receive faxes right from your email client. This fax to mail service makes it easier to track, store and manage fax traffic.
- Use Afax to send and receive faxes from your desktop and attach documents such as Office or PDF files
- Choose Afax Inbound for users who mainly receive faxes.
We also offer MasterFax, a superior solution to traditional fax machines.
Fax machines connect with each other to send and receive faxes. They connect by exchanging information. When this information is corrupted, the machines cannot connect and fax transmissions fail.
Indeed, fax machines are so sensitive to corruption that 5 to 10 percent of faxes fail, even under the best of circumstances.
Sending faxes over the internet compounds the problem, because the internet is more subject to latency, jitter, and packet loss – all of which corrupt the information the fax machines exchange – than traditional telephone lines.