How to Send a Fax From AOL Email

Send a fax from AOL email.
Send a fax from AOL email. (Image: Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Getty Images)

In this technological age, we have the convenience of text messaging, cell phones and voice mail to name a few technological advances. Sending a fax via email is the ideal situation for the traveling businessperson, student or average individual who doesn't own a fax.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • AOL email account
  • Internet fax service

Locate an Internet fax service. Some are free and some charge a nominal fee. Find a quality fax service with the features you need to send your fax. In the Resource section are a few recommendations.

Go to your email account. Create a new outgoing email message. In the "To:" field enter the (or whoever is your preferred fax provider) where "fax number" is the fax number of your destination. Be sure to include the country code (if necessary) and the full telephone number. The country code varies for each country.

Attach the file(s) you would like to send in your email. The typical files that are attached for faxes are PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Be sure to check with your fax service to ensure what type of documents are available for Internet faxing.

Send the message. Your fax will arrive at its destination.

Tips & Warnings

  • Find a good Internet fax service that has quality customer service.
  • You can send a fax to multiple recipients in one email.
  • Find out from your Internet fax service how many pages you are allowed to send per month.

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