How to Send an Attachment With Yahoo Mail

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

You can attach essentially any type of file to an email message using Yahoo Mail. The maximum message size limit is 25 MB, so it's possible to send images, spreadsheets, PDFs, or any other file as long as it is 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, go to the toolbar at the bottom of the window, then select the paperclip icon.

    Paperclip icon in Yahoo Mail
  2. Select one of the options that appears:

    • Attach files from computer
    • Share files from cloud providers
    • Add photos from recent emails
    • Insert animated GIFs
    Attach files from computer menu item in Yahoo Mail
  3. Locate and highlight the file you want to attach, then select Open.

    Open button in Yahoo Mail attachment dialog
  4. Finish composing your message and send the email.

How to Send Large Attachments With Yahoo Mail

For attachments exceeding 25 MB 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 (it's located near the Subject field).

    Attach files button in Yahoo Mail
  2. Select Choose File. The Insert Picture dialog box opens.

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

    Open button in Yahoo Mail
  4. Select Attach Files.

    Attach Files button in Yahoo Mail
  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 using the Yahoo Mail app:

  1. Start a new message and choose the plus sign (+) that's located in the lower-right corner of the screen.

    Plus button in Yahoo Mail on Android
  2. Select the paperclip.

    Paperclip icon in Yahoo Mail on Android
  3. A list of recent attachments appears. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to search for images stored in your cloud account or on your hard drive.

    Photo attachments button in Yahoo Mail for Android
  4. Select the files you want to include, then choose Attach.

    Attach button in Android Yahoo Mail
  5. Finish composing your message and send the email.