Just Getting Started

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#1 22 January 2004 - 11:37pm

Just Getting Started

It is so confusing as to which service will be the most cost-effective and provide the highest amount of reliability for my specific needs. I post here hoping for constructive feedback.

Here is what I really need from an Internet Fax Service:

1) I mostly, almost exclusively, send faxes to a single destination in the USA; receiving faxes isn't a big deal, but would be nice to have as well.

2) When I send, it is always a combination of several documents of common types (.pdf, .txt, .doc, .xls). The service I choose must support this.

3) My needs call for faxing upwards of 2000+ pages per month. (Edited on 2/2 after reassessing workload)

Are there services that cater towards these needs? Which are the best (price & performance)?

Thanks In Advance,


25 January 2004 - 7:38am

I've been looking at all these services too, also quite confused.

I like what I read at ClickFax Pro, especially the ability to print-to-fax or email-to-fax (check out this description of the email-to-fax).

This may suit your needs well. You send an email to destination-faxnumber@cfpfax.com. The body of the email is the coversheet. The attachments are converted and become the body of the fax. Here's what they say about filetypes:

Valid file types are: DCX, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, PCX, PCL, PDF, PNG, Text, PostScript, RTF, TIFF, MS Visio. As well, you can send a ZIP file with a set of valid filetypes! Our server will unzip the file and send each file as part of the fax.

Keep us informed of what you do.


31 January 2004 - 5:04pm

JavaPuppy and metarot - welcome and thanks for joining our forum.

Generally speaking, your requirements of sending around 500 pages per month of a variety of file types, such as PDF and XLS, should be easily handled by any one of the listed providers.

Whichever services you do test and decide on - please share your experience - both positive and negative - here, so that others may learn from it.

3 August 2004 - 8:38pm

Check out the following site:

Internet Fax Provider.com

They have a price comparison page at:

IFP compared to eFax http://www.internetfaxprovider.com/ifpcompareefax.html

This page compares the cost of sending broadcast faxes between IFP and eFax. IFP offers broadcast faxing at 6 cents/page - the best rate that I've seen anywhere.

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