How Do I Test a Fax for Free?

Canon USA and Hewlett-Packard provide free services that help you test your fax installation and ensure you can successfully send and receive a fax.

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Verify that the correct 10-digit phone number is programmed into the fax and is properly configured in the machine's fax header. Consult the user or setup guide for instructions.

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Create a one-page black-and-white document to use as your test fax.

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Send the test fax to one or both of the following test fax services:

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Your fax device should indicate whether it successfully sent the fax. Troubleshoot any error codes or messages you receive during the transfer.

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About two to seven minutes after you successfully send your fax, you should receive a confirmation fax back from the fax service. If you don't receive a confirmation within 10 minutes, it's likely that your fax is not set up correctly.