If a wizard screen appears to add new hardware, click [Cancel]. Be sure to initialize the fax driver after you have installed it. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Free users can use the eFax Messenger software, although that is not obvious from reading the website or online help. The [System Properties] screen appears. As eFax Messenger has a print option, you can use it to print to your printer.

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Click [Advanced system settings] on the menu to the left. Install the fax driver on the PC. I generally save as a png file. Open the Message Center online and select the fax.

Free incoming fax: how to convert eFax efx format to PDF (Windows and Linux) | Max’s Corner

Register for a free account edax login. While a pdf printer is already installed by default in recent Ubuntu versions it may fail to display in your Efax Messenger printer list. HowevereFax sends a copy of the EFX fax file to your designated email address.


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I tried finding the eFax download at efax, gave up and Googled, found this page. Open the [Control Panel] window.

How to Setup eFAX

I guess eFax decided to allow free PDF saving for free users- not sure when that occurred. Select the fax driver box, then click [Next]. I use Feax Linux as my primary desktop OS. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: To install the fax driver manually, specify the driver files in the EN English folder, and nothing elsewhere.

Install the Windows Fax driver or service to use Internet Fax in Office

In the [Hardware] tab, click [Device Installation Settings]. I will update article soon after verifying. Not a big obstacle… To convert to PDF you will need to install a free pdf print driver. The [System Properties] screen appears. Installation procedure Install the fax driver on the PC by using the installer. Check the components to be installed, then click hoa.

Carry out a test print and verify that it is acceptable.

Select this machine, then click [Next]. Check the operating system OS version that supports the fax driver.


As an infrequent fax istall, I have encountered no delays receiving faxes and prompt email notification for received faxes is the norm. Much like some old word processing formats, EFX is a proprietary file format- you cannot view it or convert it with software other than that provided by eFax. Change the printer name or print a test page if necessary, then click [Finish].

Click [System and Security] – [System]. Be sure to initialize the fax driver after you have installed it.

Thanks so much for your tip- I will update eFax article with your suggestion. Jeneric- thanks, and sorry for late reply. Importantly, print and convert options remain absent online at least for free accounts. You need to have the administrator privileges to perform this task.

This site uses cookies. Your solution solves all the issues quite nicely.