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eFax Features and Specifications

Find our more about what eFax can do for your business and how it works

eFax features

You’ll get broadcast and point-to-point faxing as well as email. More specifically, that means:

  • Email to fax services
  • Computer to fax solutions
  • PSTN-based fax broadcast
  • System integration options
  • Using eFax

Here's what eFax can do:

Send faxes

You can send faxes by either printing to the eFax printer driver from your application, or by using eFax software directly.

Address book

You can maintain your own address book, where you can enter the names of recipients and create and maintain your own groups or lists. Names and groups can be imported into the address book as required.

Send attached files

You can attach files for faxing. A list of approximately 200 supported document types is available.


You can request delivery or non-delivery notification from eFax and receive a report via email for each fax job. Delivery notification returns a report listing all faxes delivered and not delivered. A non-delivery notification returns a report listing only those faxes not delivered.

Priority selection

You can select the priority level required for each fax job sent. Priority can be urgent, normal or non-urgent and determines delivery and retry times. Urgent messages will be delivered within 30 minutes of reaching the eFax network, normal messages within 2 hours and non-urgent messages will be delivered when network traffic allows.

Deferred delivery

You can set faxes to be sent at a certain time up to three days in advance.

Send to email and fax in the same broadcast

In the same fax job, you can send to an email recipient and a fax recipient. When doing this from the eFax, the sent document is transformed into an email with an attached file for email recipients. The attached file can either be an image of the fax created in TIF, PDF format, or the original file. If the file is sent in TIF or PDF format, the recipient must have the appropriate PC software to view or print the document.

Create own cover pages

You can send images to the eFax server to be used as cover pages. To personalise cover pages, address blocks and signature blocks can be created on your PC.

Charge code

A six-digit charge code can be entered to enable you to apportion charges once you receive your bill.

Mail merge

To personalise fax broadcasts, eFax allows you to perform mail merge on faxes.

Word macro

A macro is supplied that lets you easily send faxes from Microsoft Word.

Message encryption

To provide message security during transmissions, messages created by the eFax are encrypted when emailed via the Internet.

eFax Specifications 

eFax (Client)

eFax (Client) is a software application that will run on your desktop PC. This can be stand-alone or in a LAN environment. This software is basically a front-end for faxing, enabling you to send faxes directly from your PC. eFax (Client) uses email to transport its messages. Therefore to use it, you must be able to send email via the Internet.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT 4.x
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 2000

Supported Email systems:

  • MAPI enabled email systems (Windows Messaging, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook)
  • SMTP enabled email systems, with a SMTP email server accessible from the PC. This includes:
  • Lotus Notes SMTP server
  • Groupwise SMTP server

Requirements for operation:

  • PC with one of the supported operating systems, with 6Mb of free disk space and 16Mb of memory
  • Email connection to the Internet, using a supported email system.

eFax Integrated Solutions

Fax Sendservice software can be integrated with back-end computer systems and application software, allowing developers to utilise the fax and email messaging services of the eFax Network. In order to provide the best solution, esolutions would need to discuss your specific requirements in detail.


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