Brother Enable Scan Direct to Email Server…

Historically, Brother MFP’s have allowed 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:

Image: Brother MFC-8380DN A4 Mono Laser Multifunction Printer

Mono Laser Multifunction





Image: Brother MFC-6890CDW Multifunction PrinterPrinter

A3 Inkjet Multifunction

MFC-5890CN *






Image: Brother MFC-9970CDW A4 Colour Laser Multifunction Printer

Colour Laser / LED Multifunction






MFC-9320CW *

* Available as a free download from the Brother Solutions Centre

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:
Brother iFax

3 Replies to “Brother Enable Scan Direct to Email Server…”

  1. This is a little mis-leading…having just bought myself a brother printer and downloaded the update what I find is that the printers don’t support SSL security protocols…these are used by the majority of print server (gmail for example)…the short answer is as far as this feature is concerned I still have a rather large door stop!

  2. WHERE on …..?
    Searchinig this Firmware is ENDLESS

  3. Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

    In order to update the firmware you can download the firmware update tool, which automatically updates the firmware on the machine. This should install the last firmware update available, which would include this specific function.

    The firmware update tool is generally found on the download page of any machine along with drivers and other software as you can see here –

    I hope this helps and please let us know if you have any more questions.

    The Printerbase Team

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