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Is there a legit reason to be still using Fax machine

Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:03 am
Posted by Jmcc64
alabama
Member since Apr 2021
498 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:03 am
in business transactions? I mean, is there some info that can not be Emailed for some reason?
Posted by jcaz
Laffy
Member since Aug 2014
15510 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:04 am to
Mostly old timers refusing to modernize. It's completely obsolete.
Posted by Smoke Ring
Scenic Highway Crackhouse
Member since Dec 2010
4229 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:05 am to
I remember when my hometown bank was the only place in town you could go to use that fancy new "fax" technology.

I bet they still have one, just no need to use it anymore.
Posted by oatmeal
NOLA
Member since Apr 2014
506 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:06 am to
it's the most secure way to send docs. i faxed your girl last week.
Posted by h0bnail
Member since Sep 2009
7377 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:06 am to
Same people that think everyone has to work in the office 5 days a week.
Posted by Darth_Vader
A galaxy far, far away
Member since Dec 2011
64351 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:06 am to
quote:

in business transactions? I mean, is there some info that can not be Emailed for some reason?


My wife works for an attorney on the real estate side of the business. They have to fax closing documents to some banks because the banks insist they be sent in that manner. No idea why.
Posted by BigGreenTiger
New Orleans
Member since Mar 2022
246 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:07 am to
doing business with insurance companies... because they are geriatric fricks.
Posted by cable
Member since Oct 2018
9630 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:09 am to
yep. I still have to fax things. It drives me nuts
Posted by BabyTac
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
12039 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:09 am to
quote:

Same people that think everyone has to work in the office 5 days a week.


Your an idiot if you think everyone in the typical corporate setting can sit at home and be just as productive and engaged in their team and relationships with co workers.
Posted by Shexter
Prairieville
Member since Feb 2014
13826 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:09 am to

We use them all the time to transfer goods among locations. It's quicker to fax than it is to scan to email and then compose an email. We like to attach paperwork to all transfers, so by receiving a fax, that paperwork already exists.
Posted by BluegrassBelle
RIP Hefty Lefty - 1981-2019
Member since Nov 2010
98883 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:10 am to
We still have to use ours for transfer of health documents when a mental hospital sends a client referral. They claim it’s a security issue.
Posted by fallguy_1978
Best States #50
Member since Feb 2018
48311 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:10 am to
We fax thousands of pages per day
Posted by BluegrassBelle
RIP Hefty Lefty - 1981-2019
Member since Nov 2010
98883 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:10 am to
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Your an idiot


Every. Single. Time.
Posted by Jmcc64
alabama
Member since Apr 2021
498 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:12 am to
I'm thinking it MAY have something to do with HIPAA compliance? office mgr says that's how they get insurance payments (?) and they come with credit card numbers to run.
makes no sense to me.
Posted by Privateer 2007
Member since Jan 2020
6141 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:14 am to
quote:

fax things. drives me nuts


Every single time I fax something, I end up having to send multiple times.
Because, they lose it etc.

Drives me insane.
Posted by GreenRockTiger
vortex to the whirlpool of despair
Member since Jun 2020
41016 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:15 am to
Back in like 2003, my grandma asked me the difference between an email and a fax. She was 83 at the time.

She knew they were basically the same thing.
Posted by chryso
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
11849 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:15 am to
Nobody is hacking your fax.
Posted by Cheese Grits
Wherever I lay my hat is my home
Member since Apr 2012
54603 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:16 am to
quote:

Mostly old timers refusing to modernize. It's completely obsolete.


They said that about the carrier pigeon but still works for me.

If I want to mass communicate and don't care who reads it, smoke signals work best.
Posted by GeauxTigahs92
Member since Sep 2019
325 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:19 am to
My clinic still receives referrals from doctors via fax. But there has been some issues lately so we have been trying to get them to switch to email.
Posted by Smoke7024
Member since Jun 2010
22643 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:19 am to
There are secure ways to send email nowadays, but it was definitely for security at a point in time.
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