We currently use a subscription service to receive faxes. We are wanting to change that and start receiving faxes on a computer. What is a typical setup to use? I assume we would need a fax card. Is it as simple as just buying a fax card, install it and hook to a phone line and we are good to go? Are there other ways to receive a fax into the computer where a phone number is actually dialing us up over an internet connection?
If fax card and phone line, can you suggest a card to use? Is there software that gives a heads up if/when there are problems like faxes not coming through? We had a basic card in a machine a while back, but there was no way to know when it wasn't working until a customer/vendor called to let us know faxes were failing.
If there are other methods like receiving via internet connection, what would we need?