What is Email Attachment?

Email attachment is a computer file sent within an email message.

An email attachment can be in the type of;

  • Image (photo),

  • Video,

  • MP3,

  • Document,

  • Zipped file/folder.

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How to Add an Attachment to an Email?

  1. Open a new email message window (Click the "New Message" or "Compose Email" icon, or use the keyboard shortcut of CTRL + N)

  2. Click on the paperclip icon saying "Attach a File/Files"

  3. Browse through your computer's folders and click to select the targeted files/folders. You can select multiple files at once.

  4. Click the "Open" or "Choose File" icon to attach the file to your email.

How to Download an Attachment from an Email?

Download to Computer

  1. On your computer, go to your email.

  2. Open an email message.

  3. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail, then click Download.

Download to Smartphone

  1. Make sure you've downloaded the mail app.

  2. On your smart phone, open the mail.

  3. Open the email message.

  4. Tap the attachment to open it.

  5. Tap the attachment again.

  6. In the top right, tap "Share".

  7. Tap "Save Image".

How to Forward Email Messages with Attachments?

  1. Open the email message that you want to forward.

  2. Click on the "Forward" icon

  3. You will face with a box saying "Do you want to include attachments?"

  4. Click "Yes".

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