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Cheap faxing–try web-based fax services

Greetings fellow thrifty accountants!

You need copies of your personal medical records, and you don’t want everyone in the office to see them. You’re closing on a new house–and you’d like to get an estimate of your closing costs, but you don’t want the cost of your new house to be the subject of lunchroom talk.

Have you ever been in these situations? If you had a fax machine at home, you could get those items faxed to you at home. Well, you don’t need to buy a fax machine and hassle with setting it up because you can subscribe to an Internet fax service that allows you to receive faxes as email attachments.

I used EFax for several years: until eventually we weren’t getting any faxes.

  • Save your faxes, since they come in an email
  • Easily forward the faxes to someone
  • Receive the faxes at multiple email address (home and work for example)
  • You can access your faxes without being tied to the physical fax machine (think vacations)
  • Skip the “junk” faxes
  • Avoid paying for a dedicated line for incoming faxes
  • We still use a fax machine for outgoing faxes–but we have fewer and fewer faxes going out

Both services have higher cost accounts that provide more services.