What Is eFax? And Is it Secure?

When it comes to running a business, time is money. You’re likely always looking for ways to increase efficiency and save time for the most important tasks in a day. If you’re spending too much time hovering over the fax […]

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When it comes to running a business, time is money. You’re likely always looking for ways to increase efficiency and save time for the most important tasks in a day. If you’re spending too much time hovering over the fax machine, we have good news for you: eFax is one of the best ways to streamline processes to save you time and money.

So what is eFax? And is eFax secure?

What Is eFax?

eFax is an internet faxing service that allows you to send and receive faxes using your email, desktop, or phone instead of from a bulky, old-school fax machine. eFax provides you with a private fax number (or you can transfer your own number over). Once you’re set up, you won’t need a separate fax phone line, a printer, paper, or a fax machine to use this modern form of faxing. You’ll never have to worry about busy signals or printing malfunctions, either.

How Does eFax Work?

Using eFax is simple. If you want to fax from email, just create a new email message and put the fax number followed by a customized email address in the “To:” line. Then add a subject line and message to accompany your fax. Include an optional cover letter and attach your files. Types of files you can send via eFax include: 

  • PNG
  • PDF
  • DOCX
  • TIFF
  • and more

Once you hit send, your fax will head straight to the fax machine of your recipient. Or, if your recipient also has eFax, the fax will go to their eFax account, which they can hook up to their email. You can also send an eFax using a mobile app, eFax messenger software, or using your online eFax account.

Is eFax Secure?

Yes, eFax is an extremely secure way of sending and receiving faxes. All faxes received and stored on eFax are encrypted and completely confidential. You can keep faxes in the cloud and limit access only to those who need it. Because you can preview all faxes before transmitting them, you can check to make sure confidential information stays confidential, plus eliminate errors and increase efficiency. 

Benefits of eFax

There are countless reasons eFax can help improve your company’s communication strategy. From easy installation to real-time status updates, eFax unifies business communications and allows you to access faxes from anywhere, whether you’re at home or across the globe. There’s even convenient mobile access for faxing on the go.

You can also sync capabilities with your Outlook contacts, use it with SMTP email applications, and set up unlimited users, further streamlining the fax process.

Thanks to cloud storage and data encryption, storing the faxes you receive securely is much more convenient. When it comes to sending faxes, eFax is as secure as traditional fax solutions. It’s also more eco-friendly, since eFax eliminates the need for printing and storing paper faxes.

Set Up Your Own eFax Account Today

Setting up eFax for your business will allow you to stay connected on the go and save valuable time in your workday. Whether you choose to store, print, or forward your faxes, the process is simple with Veracity Networks. Get in touch today to learn more about our cloud-based eFax service. We’re eager to help you find the right eFax solution for your business.