You've put me in mind of that scene in the second Borat movie where he's
using the fax machine in the UPS store to go back and forth with the
president of Kazakhstan.. LOL


On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 1:15 PM Shawn O'Shea <> wrote:

> Faxing is an inherently telephone-line based endeavor. So somewhere along
> the way you need something attached to the POTS (Plain Old Telephone
> System).
> There may be simpler ways on Linux, but the HylaFax server [1] has been a
> long standing solution for this, but again, requires one or more modems and
> a phone line.
> At a previous employer, they worked around needing POTS, by paying for an
> online service, and it seems eFax [2] is still pretty prevalent in this
> space.
> If this is a one-off, you can take docs to a Staples, FedEx Office or UPS
> Store and they should be able to provide a fax method for you.
> -Shawn
> [1] -
> [2] -
> On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 1:02 PM Bruce Labitt <>
> wrote:
>> Not sure if this is a unicorn or it is common.  A simple search gave
>> ambiguous results.  I'm looking for some program that will send a pdf
>> file to a remote FAX machine.  I don't have a fax machine anymore.  I
>> don't have a fax modem.  It's hard to remember how long ago that was
>> even a thing...
>> I can solve this problem in a different way, but wondering if there was
>> such a beast.  Thanks.
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