How to email a Fax

How to email a fax in three easy steps

1. If you don’t have an account, sign up for a free XOIP account.  There are no obligations, and as a registered telecoms provider, we take your privacy very seriously. To make life easy, use the email address you will be faxing from when you sign up. *

2. Save the file you wish to fax as a .pdf, and attach it to an email.  Only the .pdf will be faxed, not the email body.

3. Send the email to  replacing 311231234 with the fax number.  Be sure to enter the number in international format, where the first digits are the country code.  You don’t need to enter the 00 or +.

XOIP will send your fax to the number you entered in the email address, and will email you confirmation of whether your fax was successfully received or not.  XOIP will prompt you to upload credits, if you don’t have a sufficient balance.

Signing up for XOIP is free, and to receive faxes is free.  However, to send faxes, you will need credits to cover the cost of the outbound telephone call.  You can purchase as few or as many credits as you need online, and you don’t need to give your bank detail to XOIP.

* If you wish to use a different address to register, you will need to set up the “from” address in your profile settings, once you sign up.

If you were looking to receive a fax via email, then try <how to receive a fax by email>.

Faxing Amsterdam

With XOIP it is now possible to receive and send faxes via email in Amsterdam. To do this, the use of a KPN number is not necessary.

Companies located in Amsterdam can choose between a new XOIP number in Amsterdam or continue to use their current number. Besides the free 084 numbers, XOIP also offers local numbers in Amsterdam. Companies in Amsterdam can therefore request XOIP numbers with their own 020 – area code.

The calling costs of local XOIP numbers are lower than those of the 084 numbers, but there are subscription costs attached to local numbers.

Having a XOIP number offers a number of appealing benefits to businesses in the Amsterdam where fax traffic plays an important role. Think about offices where faxing is associated with sending orders, contracts and other official documents.

A very interesting advantage is that no special software is required for XOIP. When someone sends a fax to your number, the fax is received as an email attachment on your email address. In principle you can receive free, unlimited faxes. However, this depends on the type of XOIP number. Furthermore, there is no need for a separate fax line.

Another advantage is the ability to send faxes online or via email. XOIP works with credits for fax sending. XOIP credit can be loaded by a payment from the XOIP website, by bank transfer or by phoning XOIP’s 0900 number. If you have insufficient funds to send a fax, XOIP will only send the fax once the credit balance has been sufficiently uploaded.

Groningen area code, number Groningen

With XOIP it is possible to obtain an alternative number with an area code in Groningen.

Requesting a number in this area code offers competitive advantages for every KPN subscriber in this historic capital.

By using XOIP you can now link your existing phone number to a 050 – XOIP area code. The use of the KPN services for telephone and fax connections becomes redundant. With the XOIP number you can even receive faxes to your email address. Also forward calls to your Skype connection or to your mobile phone by using this alternative number on a 050 – area code.

All messages and calls thus come in on a central location thanks to your 050- XOIP number.

Sending faxes from your email or online is also possible via this local XOIP number.

With the aforementioned possibilities, you as a XOIP client will always be within reach by your clients. And your callers pay only the regular local landline rates. Clear and practical.

Signing up for a XOIP 084 number cost you nothing. Obtaining a local phone number in Groningen is also possible. You pay an subscription price of 9.50 euros (or 85 euros per year). More detailed information can be found on the XOIP website.

You may decide to choose an alternative XOIP phone number or decide to port your existing personal number.

XOIP possesses advanced find/follow me features where your calls may be forwarded to multiple numbers. This capability is dependent on the time of day.


The various XOIP packages

XOIP offers you various packages. There is a XOIP Basic Package, a XOIP Plus Package and a XOIP Local Package.

The service of the XOIP Basic package and the XOIP Plus package is free. You do not pay subscription costs and the costs of the calls are paid for by the caller.

Your XOIP Basic numbers and XOIP Plus numbers can be forwarded to landlines and mobile phones. You can find more information about forwarding here. You can add as many numbers as you want to the above mentioned packages with no extra costs. The numbers in the XOIP Basic package cannot be transferred to a XOIP Plus number in the XOIP Plus package and vice versa.

The XOIP Plus package also offers another advantage. You can earn XOIP credits with all incoming fax pages. You can send fax messages with these credits. This is not possible with a XOIP Basic package. You can buy credits with both mentioned packages.

You can also register for a local XOIP-number in your own residential area. Your local XOIP number has the same area code as your normal phone number. Callers will pay the regular costs for calls to a domestic number.

You can also receive faxes and voice mail through email with your local XOIP number, and use all other XOIP features, such as forwarding to landlines and mobile phones. Click here for more information about  the costs of forwarding.

If you are interested in a number block on a XOIP Local package, you can send an email to For more information about number blocks on a XOIP Basic and XOIP Plus package, click here.

A local XOIP number has an annual subscription fee of €85 (€9,50 per month).

All XOIP numbers are given out in compliance with the General Terms and Conditions.