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Tutorials | How to add attachments to Emails

Publish date: 17:38 Thursday, 28th July 2005
Written by: MishY
Audience intended for: Outlook Users, Outlook Express Users
Category: E-mail and Messaging

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What are E-mail attachments ?How to add attachments to Emails

Attachments are files that you can add to your Emails which in effect is a way of sending a file from your computer to the e-mail recipient. This can be incredibly useful.

For the purpose of this tutorial I will explain how to attach files to E-mails in both Outlook Express, and Outlook

Outlook ExpressHow to add attachments to Emails

Open up Outlook Express and click on "New Mail" as if you were about to send an e-mail to someone normally

Then click from the top tool bar of the New Mail window the following :

Insert / File Attachment

You will then be prompted to find the file you would like to attach using the "File Attachment" window that will have popped up

Navigate through your folders until you find the file you would like to attach

Outlook Express Attachment

Highlight the file you would like to attach and then click the "Attach" button

The "Insert Attachment" window will then disappear and you will be taken back to your "New Mail" window for you to type out your e-mail

You will know if your file has been attached to your e-mail just below your Subject box you will now see an Attachment box listing the file and filesize of your attachment

Outlook Express Attachment (Pic 2)

You can add multiple files to your attachments using this method, but unless absolutely necessary you should try to make sure that the total file size of the attachments you send is below 2MB. Anything more and it is possible that your E-mail service provider will not allow it to be sent. Also worth considering is that the recipient of your e-mail with attachment(s) has to download your e-mail from their e-mail service provider. If its very large they maybe downloading for a very long time !!

OutlookHow to add attachments to Emails

Open up Outlook and click from the top toolbar the following :

Compose / New Mail Message (as if you were about to send a normal e-mail)

Then from the Message window that will have popped up from the top toolbar click :

Insert / File

Outlook Attachment

You will then be prompted to find the file you would like to attach using the "Insert File" window that will have popped up

Navigate through your folders until you find the file you would like to attach

Outlook Attachment (Pic 2)

Highlight the file you would like to attach and then click the "OK" button

The "Insert File" window will then disappear and you will be taken back to your Message window for you to type out your e-mail

You will know if your file has been attached to your e-mail just below your Subject box you will now see your attachment actually inside the e-mail

Outlook Attachment (Pic 3)

You can add multiple files to your attachments using this method, but unless absolutely necessary you should try to make sure that the total file size of the attachments you send is below 2MB. Anything more and it is possible that your E-mail service provider will not allow it to be sent. Also worth considering is that the recipient of your e-mail with attachment(s) has to download your e-mail from their e-mail service provider. If its very large they maybe downloading for a very long time !!

 

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