This article describes how to use Outlook to send file attachments in e-mail messages.
To attach files to your e-mail messages so that the e-mail recipient can open the files:
- Start Outlook.
- On the File menu, point to New, and then click Mail Message to open a new mail message.
- On the Insert menu, click File.
- Browse through the folders, and click the file that you want to insert.
- On the Insert button, click the arrow, and then click Insert as Attachment.
- In the To box, type the address of the recipient.
- In the Subject box, type the subject of the e-mail message.
- Click Send to send the message and its attachment.
- You can also drag a file from the desktop or from Windows Explorer to the text box of an open item to insert it.
- You can drag a file to a shortcut on the Outlook Bar to create an item of the same type that the shortcut points to.
- If you drag the file to the Inbox shortcut, the file appears as an attachment in the new message.
- If you drag the file to a shortcut that points to another folder type (except the Notes folder), the file appears as a shortcut in the new item.
- If you drag the file to a shortcut that points to an e-mail folder other than the Inbox folder, Outlook copies the file directly to that folder without creating a new message.
- If you use the right mouse button to drag the file to a shortcut on the Outlook Bar (except the Notes folder), you can choose whether to create an item that contains the file as a shortcut or as an attachment.
Article ID: 259117 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
- Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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