How to Send Scan to Email Attachments

Updated February 21, 2017

With a computer scanner you can create a digital copy of any document, ranging from word-based content to images. Once you scan the content into your computer, you can do anything with the document you normally would do with a standard digital computer document, including attach the scanned file onto an e-mail so others with an e-mail account can view the scanned content.

Open your Internet browser and log onto your e-mail account.

Select either "New" or "Compose" (depending on your e-mail provider) and type in the name of the email addresses where you want to send the scanned content.

Type in a title, then add a message to the main message window.

Click "Attach" and a browser window appears on the screen. Choose the document you scanned and click "OK." Once the email program scans the file, it appears as an attachment on the email message. You can add other scanned attachments at this time.

Click "Send" and the scanned document is sent along with your e-mail.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • E-mail account
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