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What is the difference between fax and email?


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Olivia Aaron
2020-02-10 12:14:49
2020-02-10 12:14:49

The Fax was the means to send documents from one place to another electronically using telephone lines.

Email is a method where the user types text on his computer screen and instantly sends it across using the internet to any person anywhere in the world.


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2013-08-18 16:43:04
2013-08-18 16:43:04

Fax is an electronic machine by which some printed matter can be sent as it is to a distant receiver's fax machine. Where as the email or electronic mail is typed on the computer screen and is instantly sent to a recipient by quoting his email id to be visible at his computer screen by searching his inbox. Apart from basic difference, there is some similarity in nature of both equipments.

A fax machine scans the document as an image, trasmits that information to a receiving machine that will then take that information and reproduce the document, it transmits a non editable "picture" of the document.

Email is a computer based media allowing the transmission via the Internet and other computer networks f documents , (editable or not), photos, voice messages, programs or any kind of computer data from a computer to one or more addressees.

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Email is a form of message or letter with attachments and cannot be received by fax machine. Fax is a true copy of files or document(scanned) that is sent to other machine or email.

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A memo can be in any form, on paper, fax, email, text and is a message to people. A fax is any document sent or received via a fax machine.

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An efax is a type of fax sent over the internet using an email account or other means. The difference between efax and email is that an efax can be sent to fax machines.

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You cannot send an email to fax, whereas email is converted into fax files and send to fax machine. Use internet fax services like extremefax to send email to fax machine in a form of fax.

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Chat is when you text with somebody on the internet live or at really time. an email could be any time.


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