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Do businesses still use fax machines?
- ?Lv 41 month ago
We still have one, but I am sure it hasn't been used for at least 10 years. I guess it depends on the nature of your business.
- RichardLv 71 month ago
- Still StandingLv 41 month ago
Yes , not all the time like we did before it became so easy to send files through the internet. And now we do not have to fear it getting into the wrong hands . If I have my assistant send to a particular manager , I know they will be the first to see it.
- zipperLv 71 month ago
They for sure do just that. It is cheaper than the cost of having a computer do the same type of task!
- garryLv 61 month ago
yes why , the machine has its own telephone number .
- 1 month ago
Yes, Insurance agencies do especially.
- 1 month ago
Yes. I go to the UPS store
- dewcoonsLv 72 months ago
Yes. I do IT support for a series of medical practices. Most of their correspondence is done by faxes for security reasons. Faxes can not be hacked like email. So all medical records and anything that has patient information MUST be faxed by law.
We do have security email that can be used. But to email, you first have to scan everything into the computer. That takes as long as faxing it. So it is just easier to fax the records than to scan and email securely.
Were you aware that the fax machine is older than the telephone? They were faxing over telegraph lines before the Civil War.
- ?Lv 52 months ago
Many businesses still use fax, so businesses feel the need to use fax to communicate.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
My workplace still has a fax machine but I prefer to take a picture or use an app to turn it into a PDF file and then I’ll send it over by email. With email, I can have it encrypted if it contain sensitive information.