Thanks to the power of technology, you no longer need a fax machine to send and receive faxes. You can send faxes right from your laptop computer. In order to send faxes from your laptop computer, you need access to the Internet and an email address. There are many resources online, such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail that allow you to sign up for an email address for free.
Items you will need
Sign up for services through an online fax service provider. You will be charged a monthly fee for this service. The fee will vary by provider. Some providers will offer a free trial of the Internet fax service, before requiring a payment.
Sign into your email email. Select the option to compose a new message.
Type the topic for your fax in the “Subject” field. The topic should be a short statement alerting the fax recipient of what the fax is about.
Type additional information that you want to appear on the cover sheet of the fax. This information is typed in the “Body” section of your email message.
Click the “Attach” or “Attachment” option to attach the document you want to fax. You will be able to browse through the documents on your computer's hard drive to select the one you desire to send.
Enter the recipient's nine digit fax number in the “To” field, followed by the domain name of your fax service provider. For example, enter "firstname.lastname@example.org."
Click “Send” to send your fax. Generally, you will receive an email confirmation advising you that your fax submission was successful.