​Faxes Aren't Files: Risks and Solutions to Using ​Your Fax as an Inbox

​Are you using your fax to collect tasks? You are if you’re leaving recent faxes in your fax tray to remind you of unfinished business. Don’t! Your fax machine is not an approved collecting point.

If you’re doing this, you may want to try a fax-to-email service like MyFax. This not only makes your faxes available to you anywhere you go, but it eliminates another collecting point by sending faxes to your email instead of your tray. Remember, the more collecting points you have, the worse things get.

So find some way to collect your faxes to your wire inbox or email inbox. If you don’t, you’ll be tempted to allow them to interrupt your work. Or worse, you’ll put off dealing with them, completely.

So find some way to collect your faxes to your wire inbox or email inbox. If you don’t, you’ll be tempted to allow them to interrupt your work. Or worse, you’ll put off dealing with them, completely.

If you’re doing this, you may want to try a fax-to-email service like MyFax. This not only makes your faxes available to you anywhere you go, but it eliminates another collecting point by sending faxes to your email instead of your tray. Remember, the more collecting points you have, the worse things get.
Are you using your fax to collect tasks? You are if you’re leaving recent faxes in your fax tray to remind you of unfinished business. Don’t! Your fax machine is not an approved collecting point.
Kevin Crenshaw
 

Kevin, our approachable CEO, is the creator of Total Relaxed Organization and author of NEVERBOSS: Great Leadership by Letting Go. He's a rapid turnaround advisor and Hands-Off Leadership™ coach for selected companies and leaders. He loves people, leadership, coaching, speaking, tackling tough problems, and physics, but rarely all at once.