The MFC-J4510DW supports two types of scanning to an e-mail (Scan to e-mail and Scan to e-mail Server).
Scan to e-mail:
Scan to e-mail allows you to scan a document and have it automatically attached to an e-mail in your default e-mail application running on your computer (you must have a working e-mail application running on your computer). If you have installed the Brother MFL-Pro software suite using the included CD-ROM you will have an application called ControlCenter. This application must also be running on your computer for scan to e-mail to work.
When you select scan to e-mail the machine will scan your document and automatically open your default e-mail application on your computer were you can enter the destination e-mail address. The document you scanned will be an attachment to that e-mail and is sent using the e-mail application on your computer (the e-mail is not sent by the MFC).
Scan to e-mail Server:
The Scan to e-mail Server allows you to enter an e-mail address directly at the machine and send your document as an e-mail attachment directly through an e-mail server to the destination without using your local computer. Please note that the Scan to Email Server function can be downloaded fromhttp://support.brother.com/g/b/index.aspx
This feature requires POP3/SMTP mail server support. After the POP3/SMTP mail server/account information is configured correctly in the MFC you will be able to select “Scan to e-mail Server” form the control panel of the machine. From there you can enter a destination e-mail address or select one from the internal address book. Then simply press start and the document will be scanned and sent to the e-mail server that will then forward the e-mail to the final destination.
Details on Scan to E-mail and Scan to e-mail Server can be found in the Software Users Guide located on the installation CD-ROM and on the Brother Support web site.