How to Send an Attachment with Yahoo! Mail

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Yahoo! Mail lets you attach files to emails for sending.  Picture, spreadsheet or PDF -- you can attach any file to an email message you write in your Yahoo! Mail account.

For large documents—those exceeding some 20 MB in size—Yahoo! Mail even offers an easy way to include a Dropbox link.

Send an Attachment with Yahoo! Mail

To attach files to a message you are composing in Yahoo! Mail

  • To add one or more files from your computer:
    1. Click the Attach File paperclip icon (📎) in the message's toolbar.
    2. Find and highlight all files you want to attach in your browser's file selector dialog.
      • You can either highlight multiple files in one dialog or use the Attach File icon repeatedly to attach more than one document.
    3. Click Choose.
  • To add files from Dropbox:
    1. Click the downward-pointed arrow head () next to the Attach File icon (📎) in the message's toolbar.
    2. Choose Select from Dropbox from the menu.
      • If you are not logged into Dropbox:
        1. Click Sign in.
        2. Sign in using the Dropbox sign-on page.
    3. Locate and highlight all files you want to send.
    4. Click Choose.
      • Documents from Dropbox will not be attached directly; instead, the recipient receives a link that lets them download from Dropbox. Make sure the files remain available for the recipient to do that.

Note that Yahoo! Mail imposes a limit on the total message size. To send larger files, it is usually either to use Dropbox as noted above.

Send an Attachment with Yahoo! Mail Basic

To attach a document from your computer to an email using Yahoo! Mail Basic.

  1. Click Attach Files (next to the Subject line) while you compose an email in Yahoo! Mail Basic.
  2. For up to five documents:
    1. Click Choose File.
    2. Locate and highlight one file you want to attach.
    3. Click Choose or OK.
  1. Click Attach Files.

Send an Attachment with Yahoo! Mail Classic

To send any file as an attachment with an email in Yahoo! Mail Classic.

  1. While composing a message, follow the Attach Files link.
  2. Select Browse to select the file you want to attach on your computer.
  3. Click Attach Files.

Yahoo! Mail Classic now grabs the file from your computer and attaches it to the message you are currently composing.

Additionally, every file you attach is scanned for known viruses automatically.

To add more files, select Attach More Files.

Eventually, select Done to close the attachments window and return to the message composition page.

(Tested with Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail Basic in a desktop browser)