With the advent of the Internet and, later, email, the fax machine fell out of favour in the sphere of communication. It had been relegated to the hall of fame alongside many other sorts of obsolete communication technology, such as snail mail and telegrams. After the Web wave took off, scanning a file and then e-mailing it to a customer was the favoured method of distributing a physical document across long distances. However, the fax machine did not take this kind of news sitting down.
Every day, fax machines are still used by many enterprises all around the world. There are numerous advantages to faxing documentation that are commonly overlooked by younger generations yet have significant commercial benefits. These favourable qualities include: