Before you send a message you’ve created, you might want to
add an attachment to it. This is a good way to share the contents
of documents or images with others. The file you want to
attach must be available on your hard disk or on an external
drive such as a USB flash drive.
Add an Attachment to a Message
1 With Mail open, click the New button.
2 Enter an address.
3 Right-click, and then click
4 Click Go Up if you need to view contents
of another folder or library.
5 Click a file.
6 Click Attach.
7 Enter a message.
8 Click Send.
Email accounts typically have a limit for the
size of attachments that can be sent through
the account. If you have to share very large
files, consider using the Windows 8 feature
that allows you to compress several files into
one file of a smaller size before attaching
(see Section 10, “File Management”) or sharing
your files—for example, when using an
online service such as SkyDrive, discussed in
Section 11, “Sharing Settings and Files