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11.4.2 Sending Attachments with Message

To send some file along with an email message, you have to attach it. Attachments can be of any type: text, media, program, etc. Usually, they greatly increase the capability of email, while most email browsers are primarily designed to accept text.

To send an attachment along with your email message:

  1. In the "Compose New Message" form, fill out the necessary fields, then click the "Attachments" button under the "Subject:" field.
  2. In the newly open window, specify the location of the file to be attached to your message in the field provided or click "Browse..." to find that file on your computer. After clicking "Browse..." a separate browsing window opens. It is possible to navigate the contents of your computer by choosing a folder from their list or to click directly on some folder in the viewing window to see its contents. When you find a file you need, click on it and then click the "Open" button in the bottom right corner of the window (or doubleclick the file). The name of the file selected will appear in the "Attachments" field. Click "Attach to message" to add the selected file to the attachments list below. To remove a file from the list, "select" it and then click "Remove".
    Repeat step 2 as many times as necessary. When all the files to be attached to your message are in the attachments list, click "Done".
  3. Click the "Send" button in the "Compose New Message" form.
  4. On the confirmation screen, click "Continue" to go back to the Inbox folder.

Written on 2003-08-29 11:43:23 and updated on 2005-03-04 09:19:38.