Receive faxes for free

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No matter how connected you are, there's always going to be somebody you have to exchange information with who isn't as close to the cutting edge of technology as you are. It's easy to send an email or download a document, but there's always going to be somebody who needs to send you a fax. You could go out and buy a fax machine, or get a new multifunction printer, or even high-tail it down to the local shipping-and-packing store to receive that incoming fax, but why bother? Between the expense and the hassle, it's just not right.

DepositDox is a free online service that lets you receive faxes as email attachments. While there are other services that do this same thing, these guys also keep a copy of your fax on their servers. That means you can go back and grab another copy if you want, or you can use them to store some of your important goodies: send a fax to yourself and they'll keep a copy of it up there as well.

Unlike most other services, DepositDox gives you a toll-free number with your free account. That makes it convenient for folks who send you faxes. There are no restrictions of how many faxes you can receive, so you can really put these guys to work for you.

DepositDox is a free service. You'll need a web browser to view faxes online, an email account to receive faxes, and a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read faxes that come as attachments to your email. But you won't need a fax machine.

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7 Responses to “Receive faxes for free”

  1. Jeff says:

    Be aware that you must use it once a week to keep the number.
    Jeff

  2. David says:

    Their terms of service says it must be used once per year, not per week, to keep number.

  3. Ed says:

    Well, it isn’t once a year – it is once a week – every 7 days. Or the account will be turned off. If you want to avoid that, you have to pay.

  4. Arni says:

    This is a great service. I fax all my paid bill receipts to myself, everyday.

  5. David says:

    Yes, it turns out you must have something faxed to you at least once a week to keep the number, although they don’t tell you this until after you’ve signed up. They then try to get you to switch to their paid service.

  6. SGH says:

    Yes, the once a week requirement is noted in the FAQ along with the stipulation that the free account is limited to one document per day after the initial 30 days.

  7. Mary Denning says:

    What is the cost of the paid service?