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Send and Receive Faxes Via Email

Blog by Robert McLean | September 11th, 2009

As a Realtor, I work from different locations all of the time.  Sometimes I'm at home, other times I'm at the office, or even working from the local coffee shop.  A large  part of my business is done via fax and email.  To help with this, I signed up with a virtual fax company that allows me to send and receive faxes directly from my email.  It's cheap, very easy to use and I even get a toll free fax number and the first 30 days are free.  If you are a mobile professional like me, or you just want a convenient way to send and receive faxes check out the free trial, I think you'll like it.

Here's the blurb about their fax service:


Our fax service is designed especially for small businesses and mobile professionals. It has all the features and functions you need to manage your faxes easily.

All plans include these great features:

Toll Free or Local Numbers
Choose a local or a toll free number to use in sending and receiving faxes to and from any fax machine in any area, whether in the country or abroad.

Receive Faxes as Email
Your faxes are sent to your email and are stored in your online account, giving you easy access to all your sent and received faxes.

Fax from any Microsoft Office Application
Send faxes directly from any Microsoft Office application. Just click the RingCentral Fax icon on your toolbar.

Secure Faxing
The faxes you send go through an encrypted connection to ensure that your documents are transmitted securely. Also, all your received faxes are stored in your password-protected online account.

Edit and Sign Faxes Electronically
Use the RingCentral fax editing software to create and edit fax pages, sign your documents digitally, preview and print faxes.

Outlook Integration
RingCentral Fax is integrated with Microsoft Outlook, letting you receive faxes in your Outlook inbox and send to fax numbers from your Outlook contacts list.

Fax Alerts
Get text message alerts on your cell phone or PDA so that you immediately get important faxes.

Detailed Fax Logs
A detailed record of your sent and received faxes is stored in your online account. You can view information such as Caller ID, date, time, length, and result of the transaction.

Online Account Management

Manage your account online and view all your sent and received faxes as well as detailed fax logs.


I haven't really looked over the other services they offer but I quickly scanned and saw 800 toll free phone numbers, voice mail, voip, on hold music, etc etc.

Check it out, I'm loving their fax service and I think you will too.

Make it a great day.