This tutorial will teach you how to install the etherFAX license file onto your Lexmark MFP. The installation of the license file allows users the ability to send and receive faxes on their Lexmark through the cloud with etherFAX.

It is important to keep your Lexmark MFP up-to-date. Visit the Lexmark site and make sure you have the latest drivers and firmware installed on your device. You can use the following link to search your device model and make sure you are up-to-date:

Newer Lexmark MFPs will automatically include the etherFAX License file.


Before reading these instructions be sure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • A copy of the etherFAX-Lexmark license file.

  • Your Lexmark MFP’s IP Address.

  • For this feature to be fully implemented, and to start receiving/sending fax messages, you must first have a DID (Direct Inward Dial) Number procured to your account with etherFAX.

Download the file to follow the instructions allowing the etherFAX option on your Lexmark MFP:

Complete Registration Video

Below you will find a video covering how to register your Lexmark MFP with etherFAX.


Importing the license file

  1. Go to your Lexmark MFP’s IP Address in your preferred web browser.

  2. Select “Fax” on the left-hand side menu:

    Screenshot of the Embedded Web Server to show the left-hand navigation menu containing the Fax tab

  3. If Fax Mode is disabled, select the drop-down arrow and choose Fax.

  4. Select Fax Setup.

    Steps 3 and 4. Visual to show Fax Mode should be enabled to Fax, and an arrow pointing to the Fax Setup Link

  5. Click the Import Configuration button.

  6. Click Browse and select your license file.

  7. Click Import to commit to your Lexmark MFP to the license file.

Your Lexmark MFP will reboot upon the import of the license file. Please wait a few minutes for the device to reboot without interruption to the device’s power supply.

After your device reboots:

  1. Go back to your Lexmark MFP’s IP Address in your web browser.

  2. Choose Fax > Fax Setup.

  3. Determine the following fax settings:

    A. Fax Number (this should be the fax number you assign to the device in etherFAX).
    B. Fax Transport (use the drop-down arrow to select etherFAX.

  4. Click Save.

Your Lexmark MFP is now enabled to use etherFAX. There are other important details that need to be established before being able to send or receive faxes at this device. This article regards the license file import and Lexmark MFP configuration.

Please see related articles for more information.