How to Send an Attachment With Yahoo Mail

Send pictures, documents, and other types of files up to 25MB

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You can attach any type of file to a message using Yahoo Mail. The maximum message size limit is 25MB, so its possible to send images, spreadsheets, PDFs, or anything else under that size.

Information in this article applies to the web versions of Yahoo Mail as well as the Yahoo Mail mobile app for Android and iOS.

How to Attach a File in Yahoo Mail

To attach one or more files to a message you are composing in Yahoo Mail:

  1. Start a new message and select the paperclip in the toolbar at the bottom of the window.

    Start a new message and select the paperclip in the toolbar at the bottom of the window.
  2. Select Attach files from computer or one of the other options that appears.

    Select Attach files from computer or one of the other options that appears.
  3. Locate and highlight the file you want to attach, then select Open.

    Locate and highlight the file you want to attach, then select Open.
  4. Finish composing your message and send the email.

How to Send Large Attachments With Yahoo Mail

For attachments exceeding 25MB in size, Yahoo Mail suggests using Dropbox or another file transfer service. Such services let you upload large files to a company's server, which provides a link for you to send to your recipient. The recipient downloads the file directly from the transfer service website.

How to Send an Attachment With Yahoo Mail Basic

To attach documents from your computer to an email using Yahoo Mail Basic:

  1. Start a new message and select Attach Files next to the subject line.

    Compose a new message and select Attach Files next to the subject line.
  2. Select Choose File.

    Select Choose File.
  3. Locate and highlight the file you want to attach, then select Open. You can add up to five files this way.

    Locate and highlight the file you want to attach, then select Open. You can add up to five files this way.
  4. Select Attach Files in the purple tool bar.

    Select Attach Files in the purple tool bar.
  5. Finish composing your message and send the email.

How to Send an Attachment With the Yahoo Mail App

To attach files to messages you send via the Yahoo Mail app:

  1. Start a new message and tap the plus sign (+) in the bottom-right corner.

    Start a new message and tap the plus sign (+) in the bottom-right corner.
  2. Tap the paperclip.

    Tap the paperclip.
  3. You'll see a list of your recent attachments. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to search for images stored on your cloud or hard drive.

    Tap the icons at the top of the screen to search for images stored on your cloud or hard drive.
  4. Tap the files you wish to include, then tap Attach.

    Tap the files you wish to include, then tap Attach.
  5. Finish composing your message and send the email.