Sending and receiving faxes

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You can send and receive faxes securely using email attachments or web uploads.


PC, Mac, web browser


Sending a fax via email attachment

  1. Email your document as an attachment to the receiving fax number at using the following address format: 

  2. After a few minutes, the system will email a confirmation message to you with the results of your request.

Sending a fax via web upload

  1. Login to the VPN

  2. Login to

  3. Select Compose Fax.

  4. In the Compose tab, enter your recipient's fax number. Use the following format:

    • On-campus: 10 digit number, e.g. 7405931222

    • Off-campus local: 9 + the 10 digit number, e.g. 97405931222

    • Domestic long-distance or toll free: 9 + 1 + the 10 digit number, e.g. 917405931222

  5. If you would like to include a cover sheet, choose a style from the dropdown and fill out the fields.

  6. Select Choose File to upload the document you wish to fax.

  7. By default, the "Sender" information contains your OHIO directory information. Use the Sender & Company Information tab to change this. 

  8. Use the Options tab to specify additional options, including the date and time to send the fax.

  9. To send the fax, click SubmitThumbnail

Receiving a fax

To receive faxes, submit a ticket at in Technology Help Center to request an incoming electronic fax number. The incoming number can be set up to deliver faxes as email attachments to an OHIO email address, or you can log into the web interface to download your received faxes. 


Outcome: You should now be able to send and receive faxes.


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