How to Attach a Document to an Email in Outlook


Object Mannequin Help for Attachments

In Outlook, the Attachments property of the MailItem object helps attaching a number of information to an e mail message. To connect a number of information to a mail merchandise earlier than sending the merchandise, you name the Add(Object, Object, Object, Object) methodology of the Attachments object for every of the attachment information. The Add methodology permits you to specify the file title (theSource parameter) and the attachment sort (theType parameter) by utilizing the OlAttachmentType enumeration. For information within the file system, specify theType parameter because the Outlook.olAttachmentType.olByValue enumerated worth.

Be aware Since Microsoft Workplace Outlook 2007, you’d all the time use this worth to connect a replica of a file within the file system; Outlook.olAttachmentType.olByReference is now not supported.

As well as, whenever you ship an e mail in Wealthy Textual content Format (RTF), you can too specify two different non-compulsory parameters—Place andDisplayName—whenever you name the Add methodology. ThePosition parameter permits you to specify the place inside the e mail the place the attachment ought to seem. Use one of many following values for thePosition parameter:

  • The worth 0 hides the attachment inside the physique of the e-mail.

  • The worth 1 locations the attachment earlier than the primary character.

  • A quantity that’s bigger than the variety of characters within the physique of the e-mail merchandise locations the attachment on the finish of the physique textual content.

For RTF e mail messages, you can too specify the DisplayName parameter, which offers the title that’s displayed inside the physique of the message for the attachment. For plain textual content or HTML e mail messages, the attachment shows solely the title of the file.


I can not connect a file

Refresh the web page by clicking Ctrl + F5 and attempt to connect the file once more. If the issue persists, clear the browser cache and delete all cookies. In the event you’re utilizing Web Explorer, attempt disabling the proxy server. Then attempt the supposed motion once more.

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Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Categorical

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Reply to an present e-mail, or compose a brand new e-mail by clicking the Message tab the top-left portion of the window.
  3. Click on the Connect File icon within the top-middle portion of the display (it seems like a paper clip). Alternatively, it’s possible you’ll click on Insert on the high of the window and choose Connect File.
  4. Choose a current file, or click on Browse This PC.
  5. Navigate to the placement of the file(s) you wish to connect, make your choices (A), after which click on Open (B).

 If the attachment is successfully added, it is sh

  1. If the attachment is efficiently added, it’s proven below the Topic line subsequent to Hooked up in your message.
  2. When you’re completed composing the message, click on the Ship button on the left facet of the tackle window.

(previously Hotmail)

  1. Log in to your Microsoft e-mail account.
  2. Close to the highest of the window on the left facet, click on the down arrow subsequent to New and choose E mail message. You might also reply to a message you’ve obtained beforehand.

 When you're ready to insert an attachment into th

  1. Once you’re able to insert an attachment into the physique of your message, click on the icon on the backside of the message window.

 Navigate to the location of the file(s) you want

  1. Navigate to the placement of the file(s) you wish to connect, make your choices (A), after which click on Open (B).


If you use an online file options (e.g., One

Be aware

In the event you use a web-based file choices (e.g., OneDrive), verify the containers subsequent to the information you wish to connect after which click on on the backside of the window.

  1. After you choose the information you wish to ship, click on Connect as copies on the following display.
  2. Once you’ve efficiently connected your gadgets, you see them on the high of the physique of your message.

 When you've finished composing your message, clic

  1. Once you’ve completed composing your message, click on the button.

Attaching a file that’s bigger than the 20MB Gmail restrict

As talked about at first, Gmail has a 20MB restrict on e mail attachment measurement. So learn how to you ship a file that’s greater than 20MB in Gmail? There are two methods to go about this.

First, I recommend you utilize a compression program (also called a zipping program) to lower the file measurement particularly when the file is just a bit of above 20MB. Usually phrase processor paperwork, spreadsheets and PDFs can lose loads of their flab when compressed. Zipping a file that’s a bit of greater than 20MB would most likely convey the file measurement below the utmost worth. Nonetheless, zip applications should not very efficient on pictures, music or video information. Ensure the recipient has the required compression program to have the ability to “unzip” the attachment and examine/run the file.

The second methodology is to “cut up” the file. Splitting very giant information into manageable chunks which are lower than 20MB works very properly. On this case too, the recipient would want the splitting program to get the file again collectively as an entire. One other subject with file splitters is that for those who overlook to ship even one half, the recipient would likely not have the ability to do something until he/she will get the misplaced part.

Downloading Gmail attachments

You’ll be able to obtain Gmail attachments both one after the other or all collectively. Clicking on the Obtain hyperlink beside an e mail attachment will obtain solely that file. The Obtain all attachments hyperlink is discovered proper below the precise e mail message and simply earlier than the e-mail attachments record.

Relying on which net browser you’re engaged on, e mail attachments will both be downloaded to a specified listing (the obtain listing set within the browser) or this system will allow you to select the storage location.

Connect a File to an E mail in Outlook for Mac

These directions apply to Outlook for Microsoft 365 for Mac, Outlook 2019 for Mac, Outlook 2016 for Mac, and Outlook for Mac 2011.

  1. In your message, go to the Message tab, then choose Connect File (the paper clip icon).

  2. Find the merchandise you wish to connect and choose it.

  3. Choose Select.

    It’s also possible to add attachments by dragging a file or folder from the desktop or Finder into the physique of the message.

See additionally

Attach an Outlook Contact Item to an Email Message Limit the Size of an Attachment to an Outlook Email Message Modify an Attachment of an Outlook Email Message

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