Attachments are files that are sent along with an email message. Almost any type of file can be sent via email, including videos, music, pictures, and documents. However, some restrictions are placed on attachments, such as a file size and permissible file extensions.
Alternatively, you can drag and drop files from your desktop, file explorer and various other applications to the top right corner of a new message.
Most email providers (including Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo) restrict the type and size of attachments. File type restrictions prevent malicious content from being passed along. Size limitations prevent very large attachments from being sent, which would tie up the mail servers and the client applications.
File size restrictions among common email providers include:
Commonly restricted file types include:
The attachments indicator is a paperclip. It will appear next to any message, sent or received, that has an attachment.
To manipulate all the attachments associated with a message, go to File > Attachments and select one of the following options:
To manipulate all the attachments associated with a message, go to Message > Attachments and select one of the following options: