Historically, Brother's MFP's allow scan to e-mail, image, OCR and file but this option requires a PC. However, only a few of the top end models would allow you to scan documents directly from your MFP to an email address without a PC.
Fortunately, Brother have now released firmware updates to bring this feature to many of their lower-end models:
Mono Laser Multifunction
A3 Inkjet Multifunction
Colour Laser / LED Multifunction
* Available as a free download from the Brother Solutions Centre http://solutions.brother.com
As part of the scan to email server feature Brother also include iFAX. This allows users to set up a Brother MFP to not only send scanned documents by email but also receive these same emails and print them. For further information, please visit the following webpage: