[Freeswitch-users] Attrafax

Klaus Hochlehnert Mailings at kh-dev.de
Mon Mar 8 14:58:39 PST 2010

Me too. I'd also like to see it die.

But honestly I know a lot of small and medium business companies that really rely on faxing.
And for some parts it's much easier than using email. Just say if you get a piece of paper from your tax office and want to send it to your tax consultant.
- Put it in the fax and send it
- Scan this piece of paper, save it to the disk, find it (which is btw the most challenging part for most people) and send it by email (most SMB companies don't even have a scanner attached to their PC)

So most people prefer the faxing way... J


From: freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org [mailto:freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org] On Behalf Of Gabriel Kuri
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 11:39 PM
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Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] Attrafax

While I'd love to see FAXing just die, especially with the amount of headache associated with it, the reality is that specific organizations still rely on it heavily on a daily basis (ie Health Care and Banking/Finance Industry). Plus they can legally get away with FAXing personal data directly between machines, since the FAX transmission doesn't seem to be directly covered by all their respective privacy regultions (ie HIPAA, PCI, etc.), unless of course it's a FAX-to-email service. Plus most of these organizations just don't have the internal expertise to setup end-to-end encrypted email nor the impetus to deal with it, since FAXing works fine in their eyes. I think it's going to be around quite a while longer unless they actually stop making the FAX machines and force people to use something else.

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Brian West <brian at freeswitch.org<mailto:brian at freeswitch.org>> wrote:
Thats unacceptable!!!  Wait its faxing... can't we just let it DIE already??  They have this thing called email... you should check it out... works great... even lets you attach video, audio and color images.... oh and text... dreary old text.... but hey you can mark it all up in HTML and fancy fonts now and make it anoying^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hpretty.


On Mar 8, 2010, at 3:54 PM, Klaus Hochlehnert wrote:

> Together with HylaFAX+ the success rate is ok (unfortunately not perfect).

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