National Signing Day for college football is on Wednesday, February 7th. Although this is the first year that early signing was introduced, allowing college teams to sign almost three quarters of high school recruits in December, 26% of recruits still remain unsigned.
This means that a lot of faxes will be going out on February 7th.
You read that correctly. After all these years, faxing is still the preferred secure method for college football teams to sign their incoming players.
Why Not Use Email?
Email is a notoriously insecure method of transmitting documents. The exception to this is using enterprise fax software with email-to-fax capabilities. Mail-to-fax provides a safe and secure method to send documents and images through a RightFax server via your email platform.
Will College Teams Always Fax on National Signing Day?
Sadly, the answer is no. While we have had a great time seeing fax come to the forefront all these years on National Signing Day, the early window in December that was introduced this year has made it easier for other methods to come to the forefront. There are new programs being released that could someday put an end to the fax machine on National Signing Day.
However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t still many industries who fax! Faxing remains the most secure way to send medical documents, sales invoices and so many other documents that are beholden to the rules contained within HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other industry regulations.
We will see if fax is still being used next National Signing Day, but until then, you can learn more about email-to-fax technology here.