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use of Fax?
Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Apr 12, 2008 02:56:00
I'm in the market for a printer. I'm curious what are some of the things I cant do using a scanner and e-mail that I need a fax feature for?
I want to be like marc
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Apr 12, 2008 03:23:00
You can send something to people who are not near their email inbox.
You can receive faxes. Not everybody has a scanner, so if they need to get something on paper to you, fax is the way to go.
Both of these can be serviced by online fax services. Google for "efax" or "e-fax" and you'll find plenty of solutions.
Having said that, I sure wish fax would go away.
Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Apr 12, 2008 07:41:00
Not everyone has a fax machine. Fortunately, last time I was required to send page images, they let me convert it to a
and email it.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Apr 12, 2008 11:44:00
Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
I sure wish fax would go away.
But its great 90s technology. Not 1990s, but 1890s. Seriously, look it up.
I have had many 'fax modems' none of which worked. I had a standalone fax machine for a few years. It died and I haven't bothered to replace it.
These days, when I need to send a fax, I go down to Kinkos and pay the $1.00 they want.
I expect that they won't die anytime soon. Far too many folks think that fax signatures are more secure. And GPG/PGP is too hard to use.
I agree. Here's the link:
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