You may email and store scanned documents using Gmail. While you can’t send scanned documents directly to your Gmail account, you can scan them to your computer and attach them to emails in Gmail. The documents can then be sent to coworkers, clients, and employees. You can also use the emails as an impromptu document archiving option by sending them to yourself.
Make your scanner is plugged into your computer, and that the scanner’s software is installed on your computer.
Place your document in the scanner’s bed and scan it. Different manufacturers and models use different scanning techniques, so make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for saving the file as a PDF or TIFF file.
Open your Web browser and log in to your Gmail account.
Click the “Compose” button.
Click the “Attach” icon, shaped like a paperclip.
The File Open dialogue window displays navigate and choose the scanned image.
Please send the email. You can send the document to someone else by entering their email address in the “To” column, or you can send it to yourself for preservation purposes by entering your own email address in the “To” field.