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I'm trying to get my Brother MFC set up to scan directly into my e-mail and open a new e-mail with the scanned document attached. It is set up to do this to another computer in the company and I want it do also scan to my e-mail

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Did you find a solution? I can't even get my machine to scan or to send to an email address. 

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    How to setup the printer to scan to mail? it just fails when jo type in the email address og press scan.....

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I'm trying to get my Brother MFC set up to scan to e-mail and open a new email with the scanned document attached. I am independant and not connected to any other service as I am a one man user operator.

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It is part of the Network User's Guide (section 10) and the Software User's Guide (section 3 for a PC using Windows, Section 8 for network scanning), not the User's Guide. The directions below are for XP and Win2K primarily. Slight changes may exist with other OS versions. (Full software is not available for Win7 so the buttons on the unit will not work. You will need to launch scans from the computer only. You can use Windows Paint or Fax and Scan without needing third party software. Then attach the file to an email either in the email software or by right clicking on the file and choosing Send to Mail Recipient.)

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