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  1. You can save the scanned document to the desktop and attach the scan to Gmail email
  2. Or you can send the scan directly to email using an email client:
    1. Thunderbird email client
      1. Download and install Thunderbird email client
      2. Set Thunderbird as the default program:
        1. Choose Start - Set Default Program
        2. Wait for list to populate and then choose Thunderbird and click Set as Default Program

        3. When you scan a document with a locally attached scanner and choose Scan To Email it will go through Thunderbird
    2. Outlook email client, install Outlook in IMAP mode
      1. Outlook will prompt to be the default email client
      2. When you scan a document with a locally attached scanner and choose Scan To Email it will go through Outlook
    3. Mac computers come with software used for scanning and no special instructions are needed

IT Support

The University's ITS Department provides limited technical support for those electing to use an IMAP client to retrieve Gmail.  Support includes best effort IT phone support (no ticket escalation) and the FAQs shown. Individual colleges/departments may provide additional support. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) IT does not support IMAP email clients.

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