How to Send a Free Fax Online with My Computer

By Gabriele Sturmer

To fax a document without a fax machine, use a website. Online sites enable faxing of inputted text or attached Adobe PDF or Word documents free of charge. In exchange for your free fax, these services typically limit the number of pages and faxes you can send per day. They may also place an ad on your cover page. You only need an email address for confirmation to use these services.

Things You'll Need

  • Email address

GotFreeFax.com

Step 1

Navigate to the GotFreeFax.com website (full link in Resources). As of August 2012, this site lets you send two faxes with three pages each per day. You can only upload a single file per fax, and the file size must be 20 MB or less.

Step 2

Type your name and email address in the "Sender Info" section and then type the receiver's name and fax number in the "Receiver Info" section.

Step 3

Type the content you want to fax in the "Fax Content" box or click "Upload a PDF or DOC File to Fax" if you have a document ready. Click "Browse," locate the document and press "Enter." Clear the "Use No-Ad Free Cover Page" if you don't want to use a cover page.

Step 4

Click "Send Free Fax Now!" to submit the fax.

Step 5

Check your email account for an email from the site. Click the confirmation link to approve the fax for sending.

MyFax

Step 1

Navigate to the MyFax Free website (full link in Resources). You can send up to two free faxes a day, as of August 2012.

Step 2

Type the recipient's name and fax number and select the country in the "To" section. Type your name and email address in the "From" section.

Step 3

Click "Browse" in the Fax Message section and locate the document you want to upload, such as a PDF or DOC. Press "Enter" to attach it to the fax. Alternatively, type text in the provided box.

Step 4

Click "Send Fax" to submit the fax.

Step 5

Click the confirmation link in the email you receive from MyFax to complete the process.

FaxZero

Step 1

Navigate to the FaxZero website (full link in Resources). This site lets you to send up to five free faxes per day with up to three pages per fax and a cover page, as of August 2012.

Step 2

Type your name and email address in the "Sender Information" section, and type the receiver's name and fax number in the "Receiver Information" section.

Step 3

Click "Browse" to upload a DOC, DOCX or PDF file. Click the file and press "Enter" to add it to the fax. Repeat the process to upload additional documents, if needed. If you don't have a document to attach or you want to type information for a cover page, type text in the provided box.

Step 4

Type the code shown in the CAPTCHA image near the "Confirmation Code" field and click "Send Free Fax Now."

Step 5

Check your email account for a confirmation message from FaxZero. Click the confirmation link to approve the fax.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you need to fax a large document or do not want ads to appear on your cover page, each site offers a service where you either pay a fee per fax or buy a number of prepaid credits.
  • Although some sites offer paid services for this purpose, the listed services do not allow you to get incoming faxes for free.