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MFC-J491DW

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MFC-J491DW

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Date: 23/01/2020 ID: faq00100296_506

Scan to Email Attachment

Send a scanned document as an email attachment.
  • Use the Scan button on the machine to make temporary changes to the scan settings. To make permanent changes, use either ControlCenter4 (Windows®) or Brother iPrint&Scan (Mac) software.

  • The Scan to Email feature does not support Webmail services. Use the Scan to Image or Scan to File feature to scan a document or a picture, and then attach the scanned file to an email message.

DCP-J572DW/MFC-J491DW

  1. Load your document.
  2. Press (SCAN).
  3. Press or to select the [to PC] option, and then press OK.
  4. Press or to select the [to E-mail] option, and then press OK.
  5. If the machine is connected over the network, press or to select the computer where you want to send data, and then press OK.

    If the LCD prompts you to enter a PIN, use the control panel to enter the four-digit PIN for the computer, and then press OK.

  6. Do one of the following:
    • To change the settings, go to the next step.
    • To use the default settings, press Mono Start or Colour Start.
      [Scan Type] depends on the default settings. Pressing Mono Start or Colour Start does not allow you to change the settings.
  7. Press or to select the [Scan Settings] setting, and then press OK.

    To use the [Scan Settings] option, a computer with either ControlCenter4 (Windows®) or Brother iPrint&Scan (Mac) software installed must be connected to the machine.

  8. Press or to select the [Set at Device] setting, and then press OK.
  9. Select the scan settings you want to change, and then press OK.
    Option
    Description
    Scan Type

    Select the scan type for your document.

    Resolution

    Select the scan resolution for your document.

    File Type

    Select the file format for your document.

    Document Size

    Select your document size.

    Brightness

    Select the brightness level.

    Contrast

    Select the contrast level.

    Remove Background

    Change the amount of background colour that is removed.

  10. Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
    [Scan Type] depends on the settings you have selected. Pressing Mono Start or Colour Start does not allow you to change the settings.

DCP-J772DW/MFC-J690DW/MFC-J890DW

  1. Load your document.
  2. Press [Scan]>[to PC]>[to E-mail].
  3. If the machine is connected over the network, press or to display the computer where you want to send data, and then press the computer name.

    If the LCD prompts you to enter a PIN, use the LCD to enter the four-digit PIN for the computer, and then press [OK].

  4. Do one of the following:
    • To change the settings, press [Options] or [Set at Device].
    • Press [Start] to start scanning without changing additional settings.

      The machine scans the document and saves it as a file attachment. It then launches your email application and opens a new, blank email message with the scanned file attached.

    To use the [Options] or [Set at Device] setting, a computer with either ControlCenter4 (Windows®) or Brother iPrint&Scan (Mac) software installed must be connected to the machine.

  5. Select the scan settings you want to change, and then press [OK].
    Option
    Description
    Scan Type

    Select the scan type for your document.

    Resolution

    Select the scan resolution for your document.

    File Type

    Select the file format for your document.

    Document Size

    Select your document size.

    Brightness

    Select the brightness level.

    Contrast

    Select the contrast level.

    Remove Background Colour

    Change the amount of background colour that is removed.

    • To save the settings as a shortcut, press [Save as Shortcut]. You will be asked if you want to make this a One Touch Shortcut. Follow the LCD instructions.
  6. Press [Start].
    The machine scans the document and saves it as a file attachment. It then launches your email application and opens a new, blank email message with the scanned file attached.

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