How to Send a File Attachment with Windows Live Hotmail

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Email does not have to be only text. You can attach anything and send it along with your Windows Live Hotmail message: Word files, Excel spreadsheet documents, photos, ​zip files, you can send every single file on your computer to anybody with an email address. And doing it is simple in Hotmail!

Send a File Attachment with Windows Live Hotmail

To attach a file to a message in Windows Live Hotmail:

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  • Start composing a new email message in Windows Live Hotmail.
  • Click Attachments under Insert: in the message's toolbar.
  • Find and highlight a file on your computer.
  • Click Open or Choose, depending on your browser.
  • Wait for the file to be completely uploaded.
  • Continue editing the message.
  • Eventually, click Send to deliver the message together with its attachments.

Note that there is a size limit on the attachments you can send. For larger files, you should use a file sending service.

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