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Re: [hylafax-users] Native PCL faxing?!
On 2003.04.17 15:02 Frank Peters wrote:
> Why use the fax protocol to send general documents?
Because it has long been (and continues to be) a popular standard for
document communication. Internet communication, and in particular
e-mail, are not yet as generally accepted for document communication as
So, when I call the county courthouse to obtain forms for tax purposes,
it's more likely that they have them in a paper format and a fax
machine than it is for them to have them in electronic format or have a
scanner handy with a competent user... as well as internet access.
When I call to dispute a billing issue with MSN... they ask me to *fax*
them copies of my bills ... not e-mail.
So, for the moment facsimile is still a general standard, and in order
to conduct business in a professional manner, such standards would need
to be supported.
That's why. Personally, I'd rather have e-mail take over... but that's
not going to happen quickly.
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