Right now, If one wants to print, he needs to have the email address of the printer, but, if there are a lot of users coming and going, which is the case, distributing that email address, a hundred+- times a month, can be a bit tiring.

So, I ask: How do I print via email without explaining it to a multitude of users in a course of a month

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    Whatever you do, aren't you going to have to tell users how to print? Why is giving them the email address of the printer at this stage not an option? Why is it worse than something else?
    – Oli
    Jul 1, 2015 at 12:08
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    @Ramhound Sorry, had a misunderstanding with my co-worker. What fabby suggested, is the solution.
    – blade19899
    Jul 1, 2015 at 12:33
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    @Ramhound I edited my question
    – blade19899
    Jul 1, 2015 at 12:48

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As you mention "HP" in your tags: e-mail printing is a functionality of some of the newer (and not so new) HP printers which allow you to bypass having to set up printing for visitors.

So instead of having to support visitors who know nothing abouts CUPS, Drivers, USB cables, WiFi/cable networks and such, you just have to stick a label on the printer telling visitors to e-mail anything to that e-mail address and it'll magically print everything including attachments! ;-)

Bonus points if you include unicorns and rainbows on the label!

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