Forward Emails With Attachments in Yahoo Mail

Sending images along to other email recipients is automatic in Yahoo

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Yahoo Mail is currently available in two versions: Standard and Basic. Classic is another, older edition of the email platform that's no longer available.

Regardless of which Yahoo you're using, you can still forward emails. And if you want to pass along an attachment from one to a new recipient, that's an option available to you.

These instructions apply to both Yahoo Basic and the new Yahoo Mail.

Forwarding a Message With Attachments in Yahoo Mail

Email forwarding refers to the operation of sending an email message delivered to one email address on to a different email address. For example, if someone sends you an email, you might forward it to someone else who you think should see it. The original sender doesn't know if you forward their message.

To forward an email that has files attached in Yahoo Mail, follow these steps:

  1. Open the message you want to forward in Yahoo Mail.

  2. Click the Forward button in the message window. This icon usually looks like an arrow pointing to the right.

    Yahoo Mail with the Forward button highlighted
  3. Type the address of the recipient on the To line, and add body text if you want.

    A blank email open on a Mac with the To and body fields highlighted
  4. Click Send.

    An email open on a Mac with the Send button highlighted
  5. The message, along with the original attachments, will go to the recipient you chose.

Plain Text and Email Attachments in Yahoo Mail

If you prefer to write emails in plain text, which doesn't support formatting options like bold or italicized text, links, and images, you can still use attachments and forward messages containing them. You weren't able to do this in Yahoo Classic, but both Basic and Yahoo Mail support attaching and passing along files.

To turn on plain text mode in Yahoo Mail, click the ellipses at the bottom of a message window and click the T with a small x next to it in the menu that appears.

Yahoo Mail on a Mac with the More Options and Turn On Plain Text buttons highlighted