Do you have a graphics program on your pc? (e.g. Paint Shop Pro, Irfan View etc) These programmes will operate with your scanner. Save the file as a JPG and attach it to the e-mail.
Paperport is an OCR program (It looks at a picture and tries to identify text). The text can then be imported into a word processing program. Two possibilities are that you copy (and correct) the text from the paperport file into the e-mail, or check whether paperport gives an option to save as a JPG.
The reverse is handy though - I use Windows Messaging and fax programs (awfax.exe and wms.exe, which are on the Windows 95 and 98 CD-ROMS) to send normal faxes. A full record in the same style as OE is kept.
In reverse I use the fax to e-mail service provided by Tiscali (I use to use FaxMe but it's now defunct); Tiscali provides an 01871xxxxx number for you which is your fax number and when anyone sends you a fax it is received as an e-mail.
This is handy as I only have dialup - Tiscali takes a small percentage of the sender's phone cost as its reward.