How do I receive online fax?

I want to get rid of my fax machine, but I can’t figure out what I’d need for internet faxing.

Fortunately, internet faxing is fairly straightforward; all you need is a computer, an email address, and an internet connection.

A lot of online faxing sites offer send-only services, but if you want to receive faxes, you’ll have to sign up for a monthly service. These sites will give you a local, non-local, or 1-800 number that is your personal fax number. When someone sends you a fax, the service will convert it to an online file and message it to you or make it available through their site/software. You’ll need to have the correct program open and running in order to be notified of an incoming fax, but other than that, it’s quite simple.

Choosing a service can depend on your preferences for monthly cost, number of faxes sent/received, and storage space. Fortunately, there are a lot of faxing guides available online., a sister site to, has a handy fax prices tool to help you find the best service to suit your needs.