Fax on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jamaur99, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to be able to fax on my Mac Pro. What are my options? I obviously don't have an internal modem. Here is my system info:
    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeo
    2GB (2x1GB)
    2xATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB

    Thanks guys...Mike
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Apple makes a USB modem, or try an online service such as efax.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    For receiving faxes, efax is free. You sign up, they assign you a number and they e-mail any faxes you receive. They charge if you want to be able to send faxes (don't know how much). I find I rarely need to fax something (can almost always use e-mail), so having receive-only capability works for me.
     
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    fluidedge

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    I honestly can't rememebr the last time i even saw a fax machine let alone used one. Who are you sending a fax to? 1996?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Is that you, Michael Scott?
     
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    SmurfBoxMasta

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    Contrary to what you might think, there are still millions of fax machines in use today by just about as many businesses.......

    even though they are an ancient technology, and computers are virtually everywhere, there are still alot of folks who simply are too lazy or too resistant to change to switch to other ways of doing things.....
     
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    sigmadog

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    Yup. I still have clients that fax me proofs instead of marked up PDF's. It drives me up the wall, but they just don't like learning new technology, so I deal with it.
     
  8. macrumors 601

    Tesselator

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    Same here. Storyboard by fax, proofreading jobs by fax, little notes about schedules, meetings, order changes, etc. When I'm busy I get 5 or 6 faxes a week average. I can send/receive faxes in color or monochrome directly from my Mac or I can do it from the printer. About $300 will get you one of these:

    [​IMG]

    And it's a decent 8x10 photo printer too. As good as any 1-Hour photomatt for sure. :) Plus a copy machine and scanner too. :cool:
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    The Mad Hatter

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    Good choice Tesselator

    I have that same model in my office.

    ...but you forgot to mention, that it also prints on printable CD/DVDs (will a little modification.) ;)
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I know somebody who has that model. Nice little unit. (Cue the "Is that what she said?" comments.)
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Except for the fact that it's a huge consumer printer.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Another Option

    I use www.faxzero.com for my fax purposes. You can send for free, but only a few pages. I pay less than two dollars for the premium service. I just use my scanner and make PDFs to attach, but you do have the option of .doc files or just adding text. I've never had the need to receive though. I do own an HP all in one, but I don't have a regular phone line to use it.

    Leo
     
  13. macrumors 601

    Tesselator

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    Oh yeah... But it doesn't need any modifications that I know of. Just insert the CD/DVD and print. I was using that feature quite a lot for awhile. I haven't in a long time tho.

    [​IMG]

    It's fun. :)
     
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    The Mad Hatter

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    That's right, I forgot mods were only needed on the US version (since Epson supposedly has the monopoly on the US CD/DVD printing market.) :rolleyes:

    Such as life.

    Great unit though... but then again, I love all my Canon printers. :)
     
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    Tesselator

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    Really? Wow, that kinda sucks huh?!?! Figures tho... :(
     
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    Dr.Pants

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    We're not violating any DRMs, there, are we Tesselator? :D
     
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    Tesselator

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    DRM? DRum Machine? Hack no, wouldn't think of it. :)

    I'm always nice to my drum machine!
     

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