OS X Lion: Set up a fax machine

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Set up a fax machine

To send and receive faxes with a fax machine that’s connected to your computer, you need to set it up.

If you’ve already set up a printer that includes a fax modem, you may be able to use the printer to send and receive faxes without any additional work. In Print & Scan preferences, select the printer in the list at the left, and then click Fax. If you don’t see a Fax button, see the documentation that came with your printer to find out how to use it to send and receive faxes.

  1. Follow the instructions that came with the fax machine to set it up and connect it to your computer.
  2. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Print & Scan.
  3. Click Add (+), and then click Fax.
  4. Select your fax machine, and then click Add.

    If your fax machine isn’t in the list, see the documentation that came with your fax machine to find out how to send and receive faxes.

Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
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