[ Tutorial ] Send & Receive Faxes via Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan

Updated: November 19, 2016 / Home » Fax Number & Cover Sheets

Before you can send a electronic fax, you need a ‘USB Fax Modem Dial Up Data Modem‘ installed on your desktop or laptop. The RJ11 modem connector does not come with today’s modern desktop or laptop, you will have to purchase it. This simple tutorial on how to use the build in Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan feature.

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  • Step 1 – Connect a telephone cord to the RJ11 port of the USB modem (not the RJ45 port of the LAN network card) and to an analog telephone line (an RJ11 wall or floor outlet).
  • Step 2 – Launch the ‘Windows Fax and Scan’ program, you can search for it via the search bar.

Send & Receive Faxes via Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan

Send & Receive Faxes via Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan

  • Step 3 – Click ‘New Fax’, on the Fax Setup page, click Connect to a fax modem.
  • Step 4 – Type a name for the modem, then click Next. Choose a modem name.
  • Step 5 – Choose the method for receiving faxes or select I’ll choose later; I want to create a fax now. Choose how to receive faxes.

Send & Receive Faxes via Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan

  • Step 6 – In the New Fax window, enter the recipient’s fax number, or click Contacts to add a contact. To fax to more than one recipient, separate the fax numbers or contact names by semicolons.

Send & Receive Faxes via Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan

When the fax sends successfully, a message displays in the Notification Area. If the fax does not send successfully, click View details. Fix any issues and try again.

Video Tutorial on Windows Fax and Scan

The tutorial below is made on Windows 7, but the interface is the same for Windows 10. Windows Fax and Scan turns your PC into a fax machine, potentially saving you money and desk space. When your PC is equipped with a fax modem (or connected to a fax server), it can send and receive documents just like a standalone device. Windows Fax and Scan even includes a handy tool for designing custom cover pages.

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1 comment on “[ Tutorial ] Send & Receive Faxes via Microsoft Windows 10 Fax and Scan

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    This article has been very useful as my husband wants a multi-functional printer to send a fax with but i need to print good quality booklets for my business and worried this type of printer will do a good job on all, this solves our problems thanks :-)

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